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.


  • 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.

Current Vacancies

Deputy Clinical Nurse Specialist - Parkinson's

NHS AfC: Band 6


“An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 deputy clinical nurse specialist to join our Parkinson’s team at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. This is a newly created part time post (0.4 wte – 2 days/week) to reflect the expansion of the service.  This post would suit a nurse with pre existing Parkinson’s experience or somebody who has other relevant experience who would like to develop their Parkinson’s clinical nurse specialist skills within a supportive environment. You will be supported by our advanced nurse practitioner in Parkinson’s and will have access to a range of developmental opportunities.


This part time post could be offered alongside working in an acute environment or as a stand alone part time post.


Closing Date – 25th June 2017

Interviews – 5th/19th July 2017


To find out more about this exciting opportunity or to arrange an informal visit please contact Stella Gay (Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Parkinson’s) stella.gay@gstt.nhs.uk 07826910293 or Michelle Knapper (Matron) michelle.knapper@gstt.nhs.uk 07879814326 “


Please follow this link for full details


Multiple System Atrophy Trust
MSA Nurse Specialist/Adviser

Full time: 35 hours per week (part time negotiable)
Salary: Within NHS Nursing Staff Band 6

Home based: covering an area including North Wales, Cheshire, Lancashire, West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, part East Midlands and South Yorkshire

Closing date for applications – 30th June 2017 at 5pm

The Trust’s Vision is a world free of MSA and our Mission is to find the cause and, ultimately, cure for MSA. Until that day, we will do all we can to support people affected by MSA and to strive to ensure that they are not alone on their individual journeys. You could help us achieve this. The Multiple System Atrophy Trust is now seeking to appoint our fourth MSA Nurse Specialist/Adviser as we continue to develop our UK and Ireland services.

Please follow this link for full details http://www.msatrust.org.uk/vacancies/

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 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)