Managing Parkinson’s Disease

The UKCPA/JOMO study day has become the main event in the respiratory pharmacy calendar. Despite the challenges this year this speakers and sessions were excellent.
NHS attendee at the UKCPA/JOMO respiratory study day
Satellite Managing Parkinson’s Disease
Speakers Dr Janine Barnes MBE, Neurology Specialist Pharmacist, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Satellite Description

The presentation will cover the updated NICE guidance (2017) for Parkinson’s disease in adults (NG71) discussing pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of motor and non-motor symptoms. Non-pharmacological management will include the advice on a number of areas including Physiotherapy and exercise, Occupational therapy, Speech and Language therapy and Palliative care.

The role of the Neurology specialist Pharmacist will then be discussed, how it has been developed to date and how it is embedded into the community multidisciplinary neurology team.

Information will also be given about the newly formed Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Pharmacist Network (PDSPN), its objectives and how to join it.

Following a PhD in Neuropharmacology Dr Barnes became a researcher, clinical lecturer and independent prescriber (2007). First UK accredited Pharmacist with Special Interest (Neurology) and RPS Clinical Pharmacist of the year 2012/13, RPS Faculty Fellow and Faculty Accreditation panel member 2015. Member of NICE Parkinson’s guideline update committee, MTRAC and Parkinson’s UK Excellence committees. Currently sitting on the NICE guideline committee reviewing Cannabis-derived products for medicinal use. Designated as a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2017 and as a member of the panel of Expert Advisers to NICE. Dr Barnes is the founder and chair of the Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Pharmacy Network (PDSPN) and she was awarded an MBE for her services to Pharmacy and to NICE in the 2019 Queen’s New Years Honours list.

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