Thames Valley Excellence Network Meeting

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Holiday Inn High Wycombe M40, Jct. 4

John Hall Way

Handy Cross

HP11 1TL

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Thames Valley Excellence Network Annual Meeting

The Thames Valley Parkinson's Network aims to bring together all the healthcare professionals involved in managing Parkinson's. Come along and meet enthusiastic colleagues to discuss management issues and share ideas.

Personal message from Jo Bromley, The Thames Valley Excellence Network Lead:

"My name is Jo Bromley, I am the Team Lead and Community Neurology Specialist Nurse (Parkinson’s disease) working in Oxfordshire. I am the new Lead for the Thames Valley PD Excellence Network. I am really excited to be supporting you all in developing the Network within the Thames Valley and working together as a team to share experiences, exciting projects and great practice. I am very keen to get as many professionals from different disciplines of the multidisciplinary team to be part of the Excellence Network as everyone has a crucial and valuable role in supporting people and their families living with Parkinson’s disease. I would like to invite you to share and showcase your practice at this event - please email examples for inclusion in the presentation or bring something to the event to showcase on the innovations display".


09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome

Jo Bromley (Community Neurology Parkinson's Nurse Specialist and Excellence Network lead for Thames Valley)

09:55 Getting the most out of the Excellence Network

Denise Wilcox (Service Improvement, Professional Engagement and Education, Parkinson's UK)

10:15 Quality Improvement Project: enabling access to speech and language therapy for people with Parkinson’s

James Martin (Specialist Speech and Language Therapist)

10:45 Fighting Fit: A residential weekend programme in Aylesbury for working age people with Parkinson’s who are coming to terms with their diagnosis

Pat Salter, Laurel Miller and Peter Miller (Founder members of Fighting Fit)

11:05 Break

11:30 Differential diagnosis in Parkinson's: do MSA and PSP/ CBS differ from Parkinson’s?

Louise Ludlow and Sonia Sherrell (Community Neurology Specialist Nurses - Atypical PD)

12.10 GP Review Template: Oxfordshire Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Bernard Bukala

12:30 Lunch (A light lunch is provided)

13:30 First Steps: A 2-day programme designed for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson's, and their families or carers

Jason Batup (Newly Diagnosed Programme Facilitator, Parkinsons UK)

13:50 Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning in Parkinson’s Disease

Mary Miller (Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine)

14:35 Break

15:00 Parkinsons.Me: providing positive support and advice to families affected by Parkinson’s

Ewan Stutt (Founder of Parkinsons.Me)

15:20 Exercise Hub: Raising the profile and quality of exercise provision for people with Parkinson’s.

Beccy Oliver (Physiotherapist and joint leader of the UK Parkinson's Excellence Network Exercise Hub)

15:45 Closing remarks

Jo Bromley



We will have an ‘innovations’ display. Please bring flyers and posters to showcase your local practice.

All health care professionals with an interest in Parkinson's are welcome. Please forward this invitation to any interested colleagues and use EventBrite to book your place.

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Holiday Inn High Wycombe M40, Jct. 4

John Hall Way

Handy Cross

HP11 1TL

United Kingdom

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