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News and updates from today's Parkinson's Disease conference

This event is supported by the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network - the driving force for improving Parkinson’s care, connecting and equipping all professionals to provide the services people affected by the condition want to see. The Excellence Network offers free tools, education and data that are crucial for better services and workforce development.  Learn more here

Conference chair, Steve Ford Chief Executive Parkinson’s UK, opened today's conference.

Sally Bromley Chair Parkinson’s UK Oxford Branch Author First Steps Programme, delivers a session on 'Learning from lived experience' covering:
• coming to terms with a diagnosis of Parkinson’
• how health professionals can support people to ensure the best quality of life
• my experience 

Dr Anne-Louise Cunnington Consultant Geriatrician NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Clinical Audit Lead UK Parkinson’s Audit, continues with a focus on 'Learning from the Parkinson’s Audit' covering:
• good practice and areas for improvement
• learning from Patient Reported Experience Measures
• changing practice locally as a result of National Clinical Audit findings 

Fiona Lindop Specialist Physiotherapist Parkinson’s Disease Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Vice-President The Association of Physiotherapists in Parkinson’s Disease Europe Specialist Committee Member Parkinson’s Disease Quality Standard NICE, delivered a presentation on 'Improving access and effectiveness of supportive therapies' and discusses:

• improving access to supportive therapies
• how do we ensure supportive therapies are offered if people have problems with
 balance, motor function, activities of daily living, communication, swallowing or saliva
• our experience 

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16 March 2018

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