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Key questions on Parkinson’s disease (1.5 CPD hours)

Consultant physician Dr Doug MacMahon tackles dilemmas in managing Parkinson's disease from GP Dr Martin Hadley-Brown.
Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge on Parkinson's disease, covering issues such as:

  • Diagnosing Parkinson's and differentiating it from other movement disorders
  • Initiating pharmacological treatment, such as levodopa, or a monoamine-oxidase inhibitor
  • Dosage and titration of drug treatment
  • Identifying depression in patients with Parkinson's
  • Advising patients on the implications of their condition on their ability to drive safely
  • Managing the "on-off" phenomenon

This module was first published on 3 November 2010 and was up to date with all key guidelines and evidence at that point. It will be reviewed as part of our routine update cycle by 3 November 2012 but will be updated sooner to reflect any key guideline changes.


Doug MacMahon has recently retired as a consultant general physician in Cornwall. He was a member of the NICE Parkinson's guideline development group and has written many publications and book chapters on Parkinson's.

Dr Martin Hadley-Brown is a GP in Thetford, Norfolk

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