1 Medication delays: A huge risk for inpatients with Parkinson’s
In this blog, Laura Cockram, Head of Policy and Campaigning at Parkinson's UK talks about the serious health implications of medication delays for people living with Parkinson's disease. She also offers recommendations for how hospitals can reduce the risk of harm.
2 Improving safety for diabetic inpatients: 4 key steps
In this short film, National Specialty Advisor for Diabetes, Partha Kar shares 4 steps for improving the safety of diabetic inpatients.
3 Neonatal herpes: Why healthcare staff with cold sores s
The impact of delayed medication
“ I had to go into hospital after my knee gave way and I fell at home. Often you go into hospital with something unrelated to your Parkinson’s but then your Parkinson’s gets worse due to it not being managed properly.
“While in the hospital I missed repeated doses of my medication due to a lack of knowledge and understanding of my condition-specific needs. This threw me out of sync completely – it brought on more severe depression, unsteadiness on my feet, more severe tremors. It affected me in so many ways. It’s impossible for me to control these sy
Domiciliary care for someone with Parkinson's - 20 minute presentation for home care workers
Introduction to Parkinson's for care staff course
Omitted and delayed medicines on hospitals course
Parkinson's awareness for ward staff - 15 minute presentation
Parkinson's train the trainer course
Parkinson's: Foundation modules for health and care staff
Going into hospital when you have Parkinson's booklet
Free 'Get It On Time' reminder stickers (p&p costs apply)
Free 'Get It On Time' washbag - with items that promote the importance of getting medication on time (p&p costs apply)
The toolkit covers the following neurological conditions:
multiple sclerosis (MS)
motor neurone disease (MND)
Parkinson’s and the atypical Parkinsonism’s of multiple system atrophy (MSA)
progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
corticobasal degeneration (CBD).