Focus: The Future of Parkinson Care
was given by Professor Bastiaan Bloem, consultant neurologist, Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, the Netherlands. The lecture took place in the Chancellor’s Lecture Theatre on the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary site on October 11th 2016.
Together with Dr. Marten Munneke, Professor Bloem developed ParkinsonNet.
The ParkinsonNet concept is now widely recognised as an example of best practice for care in Parkinson’s. Over the past ten years in the Netherlands it has demonstrated how better targetted specialist training, team working, communications, service structures and patient involvement can result in improved patient care and lower costs. You can download a fact sheet [pdf] about ParkinsonNet by clicking on PNet Factsheet and you can also read a review by the Commonwealth Fund of ParkinsonNet.
More about Professor Bloem’s background and qualifications is available by clicking on the link Bloem CV
You can download the print version of the flyer [pdf] for the lecture, a summary of the lecture [pdf], written by Helen Harris, the editor of our Branch Newsletter, or pdf files of Professor Bloem’s overhead slides, by clicking on one of the following links (note that some files are quite large!):
- Flyer: four-page version
- Flyer: 2X3-page version
- Lecture Report
- Bloem_slides_part1 [pdf 26 Mb]
- Bloem_slides_part2 [pdf 22 Mb]
- Bloem_slides_part3 [pdf 33 Mb]
Photos from the Event
We are grateful to volunteer David Goldthorp who took a selection of photographs before, during and after the lecture: Lecture 2016 album © D.Goldthorp