Welcome To PDNSA

Welcome to the website of the Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association (PDNSA).

Based in the UK, the association was established in 1999 to act as an international resource and network for specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals working in the field of Parkinson’s disease management.

The PDNSA allows professionals to share knowledge, expertise and best practice and provides a support network for members. The PDNSA is completely autonomous but collaborates closely with other organisations to promote the role of the Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist, and to provide developmental opportunities, education and support.

Membership

  • Full PDNSA membership is open to all Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists, Neurology Nurse Specialists working primarily in the field of Parkinson’s disease in the UK and EEC Countries. Cost £20 per annum.
  • Associate membership is open to all other nurses, health and social care professionals who have an interest in Parkinson’s disease. Cost £10 per annum.
  • Overseas membership is available for any nurse, health and social care professional living outside the UK and EEC. Cost £10 per annum. 

Join Us

As part of our expanding services for members we are offering the chance for everyone to join online.  You will benefit from the annual PDNSA conference, discussion forum and other great benefits all for a small annual sum of £20.

Current Vacancies


Band 7 Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurse (full time) - please see both attachments

Advert

Job Description

 


Herefordshire Job

We are looking for an enthusiastic Nurse to join our small Parkinson’s team. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills in the area of care of patients with Parkinson’s. The services works closely with the Geriatric and Neurology services. You will be involved with providing care and advice for patients both in the Community and Acute settings. The role will include working with individual patients but also training for all staff teams involved in Parkinson’s Care.

We are looking for an experienced nurse who has a good rapport with patients and staff and takes pride in providing an efficient and effective service. There is some flexibility in when the hours need to be worked and a secondment will be considered. Full training will be provided. The post will be based at Gaol Street Clinic in Hereford.

You must have access to a vehicle as you will be required to travel to sites across the County.

For further information about this post or to arrange an informal visit please contact Caroline Evans, Parkinson’s CNS on 01432 378935 or email caroline.evanspd@nhs.net or Jo Clutterbuck , Manager Dietetics and Specialist Services on (01432) 372995 or e- mail Joanna.clutterbuck@wvt.nhs.uk


Hertfordshire Community Trust

We have some associate neurological nurse posts Band 6 out on NHS jobs website for Hertfordshire Community Trust.

The posts are ror nurses to work across PD and Multiple Sclerosis service supporting the Specialist nurses. The posts are based in North Watford, and Welwyn Herts.

If you need any further information then please contact me

Many Thanks
Margaret Gray

Service Manager
Hertfordshire Neurological Service and Wheelchair Service

Tel:  07799 413725
Margaret.gray@hct.nhs.uk


Adelaide, Australia

We have a position for in hospital Parkinson's nurse here in Adelaide; our unit is active in DBS, apomorphine infusions and outpatient support of PD. Do you have a journal/newsletter that we could consider placing an advertisement. From: Associate Professor Robert Wilcox Consultant Neurologist Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Best practice examples of nurses and pharmacists working together.

Dear Colleague

The RCN are planning a joint conference event with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society at the end of the year, and we are looking for best practice examples of nurses and pharmacists working together to improve patient care in settings outside hospital.

We will be looking for people to speak at the conference but also for posters for the exhibition.

Please could any examples be forwarded to me c/o Nikki Mills by 30th June 2015.

Many thanks for your help.

Dawne

Dawne Garrett Professional Lead - Older People and Dementia Care

Nursing Department | Royal College of Nursing | 20 Cavendish Square | London W1G 0RN

(07825924681+  dawne.garrett@rcn.org.uk | 8 www.rcn.org.uk)