Sherwood Foresttrust doctor wins Parkinson’s masterclass

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A Doctor has come top out of 60 medical experts with his study on Parkinson’s Disease.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust physician Dr Nishthana Silva has recently won first place for his study ‘Impulsive and Compulsive Disorder in Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease Dysphgia pathway’ when he completed a UK Parkinson’s Academy Masterclass.

More than 60 doctors from across the UK submitted projects as part of the nationally accredited course.

Dr Silva said “I am honoured to have received first place for this project.

Parkinson’s disease is very close to my heart and I have a strong desire to improve the care offered and promote better understanding of the disease.”

During the project Dr Silva worked with Dr Robert Skelly, a consultant at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and visited their multidisciplinary Parkinson’s disease clinic which is a centre of excellence.

He also worked closely with his fellow Parkinson’s disease team members at Sherwood Forest Hospitals evaluating the current service and implementing improvements.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition which means part of the brain is damaged over time.

It primarily affects older people and is incurable. However, people with Parkinson’s disease will generally be able to enjoy a good quality of life for many years with the current therapeutic options. Dr Silva has a special interest in the non-motor symptoms (not involving movement, coordination, physical tasks or mobility).

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