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 £25 per annum.
  • Associate membership is open to all other nurses, health and social care professionals who have an interest in Parkinson’s disease. Cost £15 per annum.
  • Overseas membership is available for any nurse, health and social care professional living outside the UK and EEC. Cost £15 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 £25.



Jobs

Nurse Adviser

Location:         Home-based

Closing date:   22/11/2017

Salary:            £19,673.84 per annum

Hours:             21 hours per week

Parkinson’s UK is the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Among our greatest strengths are our people, the enthusiasm of our local groups and supporters, and the commitment of our staff. We continue to work towards finding a cure, and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.

You could be part of helping us achieve this.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a Nurse Adviser to work in our Telephone advisory service team. You will provide expert nursing advice, support and information on Parkinson’s and related conditions to users of the helpline, in line with Telephone Service standards and procedures.

Important note from Parkinson's UK

Our job description states that the role is mainly out of hours (evenings and Saturdays) which it is not – only occasional evenings and Saturdays.

Click here for full details and application form


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)