Research and education

Research

There are many opportunities for getting involved in research locally.

The Wessex Clinical Research Network covers Hampshire, Isle of White and Dorset.  

For information about opportunities to take part in research or just more information please talk to your consultant or contact:


Recent and current research projects
Research project Website Notes
Tracking Parkinson's (PROBAND) www.clinbase.co.uk Questionnaire, PD assessments and blood test. Closed to new recruitment and in follow-up
PD Pain

http://www.parkinsonspain.org.uk/
Study/Background.html

Recruiting patients enrolled in tracking Parkinson’s for pain assessment
PD Safe Trial manager: 023 8120 4943 Personalised exercises for people with Parkinson’s who have fallen in the last year
PD Shoes   Questionnaire to explore effect of footwear on balance and walking in Parkinson’s and Stroke

Professional education

The Southern Parkinson's disease forum holds annual meetings, rotating around hospitals in the Wessex region for specialist clinicians.

Continuous student training for medical, nursing and therapy students. 

Regular teaching sessions for junior doctors. 

Parkinson's disease master class provides senior doctor training and mentorship nationally and many of our doctors have received this training and/or are part of The Academy. 

Audit

We have an ongoing annual participation in the national Parkinson's audit sponsored by Parkinson's disease UK and the British Geriatric Society. For more information see Parkinson's UK.

We also take part in regular local audits.