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Latest News from Parkinson’s West Herts Branch

Winter Newsletter

There is some good news about Parkinson's nurses in the Winter Newsletter. You will also find an article on Clinical Research and as usual there are plenty of events planned for next year including lunches and holiday dates.  Take a look inside  ...

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Parkinson’s Helpline Over Christmas

Parkinson’s UK Helpline: 0808 800 0303 The Helpline will be open at limited times over the holiday period. It can be very busy during this time, so the Helpline’s focus will be on dealing with medical enquiries as these are the greatest priority for people with...

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Herts Uni Psychology Research Update by Dr Dawn Rose

Summer is traditionally a time for academics to analyse their data and get down to some writing. Whilst we have certainly been doing that here at the Dance Psychology Lab, we have also managed to get some intellectual socialising done with lots of interesting visits,...

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Alien crash site in Hemel Hempstead

If you were in Hemel Hempstead over Halloween you may have witnessed some scary sights! There was a creatively decorated alien crash site where parents brought their children trick or treating. Over a hundred children visited by 6:30 pm and we were the chosen charity...

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Parkinson’s Nurse Update

Parkinson’s Specialist Nurses – Update November 2017 Your input into Parkinson’s UK Hertfordshire Survey has really helped …. but still a way to go. The results of the survey are attached here.  They make powerful reading and you will see that members from our branch...

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Care in Hertfordshire Survey

Parkinson’s care in Hertfordshire Since June 2017 we’ve collected 58 survey responses from members of Parkinson’s UK branches. We’ve surveyed members from our branches in West Hertfordshire, Hitchin, Lea Valley and Bishop Stortford. Our questions focused in on asking...

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Dr Stott’s Presentation

The Science of Parkinson's Dr Simon Stott from Cambridge University, recently came to talk to us about the science of Parkinson's disease but was unfortunately unable to show his presentation which he had prepared for us.  You can now download the presentation PDF...

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New Website for Parkinson’s West Herts

We have revamped the old website (Saturday 28th of October 2017) to give it a more user friendly experience. We are still working on the site which is more complex than the former website. If you find anything wrong, or you click somewhere and whatever you were...

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Meeting the next generation of physiotherapists

A group of people with Parkinson’s was invited to meet with second year physiotherapy students at the University of Hertfordshire recently. Their tutor, Dr Karen Baker invited us because these young students may never see a patient with the condition until they are...

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Thank you to Old Verulamians

Many Thanks to the Old Verulamian Association On Saturday 7th October the Old Verulamian Association held an event to present gifts to charities serving their local community.  David Lucas presented Janet Roberts with a generous gift of £300  towards  Branch...

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