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Biography

Dr Annette Hand has a clinical academic position and divides her time between three roles; Nurse Consultant, Associate Professor and UK Clinical Lead for Nursing (Parkinson’s).

Annette has worked in the field of Parkinson’s for many years and as a Nurse Consultant has an active clinical, research and educational role within this area. She qualified as a non-medical prescriber over 16 years ago and continues to use this skill in day to day clinical practice. She was the non-medical prescribing lead for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for many years supporting and developing other non-medical prescribers. Annette, an Associate Professor with Northumbria University, has lectured on the non-medical prescribing programme (V300) for over 6 years, supports prescribing students and the continual development of the V300 programme. Her research interests include service development, information provision, non-motor symptoms, carer strain and care needs of people with Parkinson’s. Annette was appointed to the national role of Clinical Lead for Nursing within the Parkinson’s UK Excellence Network, as part of the clinical leadership team. This role was developed to support service improvements through education, knowledge exchange and evidence based practice and support the role of the Parkinson’s Nurse across the UK.

                     

 

 

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Further Information

Dr Hand is a clinical academic, specialising in the field of Parkinson's disease. She has worked within the Parkinson’s Northumbria Team in the UK for over 22 years, starting as the Research Associate before obtaining a nurse specialist post.  For the past 16 years she has worked as a Nurse Consultant in Parkinson’s.  Her main role is to co-ordinate the Parkinson’s service, support patients and their families and manage a team of Parkinson’s specialist nurses. As an autonomous practitioner she is responsible for diagnosis and management of all stages of Parkinson’s.  She has worked on and been involved with multiple research studies at a local, national and international level, including non-motor symptoms, sexual dysfunction, Information Prescriptions and Care Needs in Parkinson’s.  Her doctorate focused on understanding carer stain and its relationship to care home placement for people with Parkinson’s. Annette was appointed to an Associate Professor post with Northumbria University in recognition of her research work within the field of Parkinson’s.  Annette also has the UK national role of Clinical Lead for Nursing within the Parkinson’s UK Excellence Network, as part of the clinical leadership team. This role was developed to support service improvements through education, knowledge exchange and evidence based practice and support the role of the Parkinson’s Nurse across the UK.

Research interests

Dr Hand is a clinical academic, specialising in the field of Parkinson's disease. Her research interests include examining motor and non-motor features of Parkinson's, sexual dysfunction and information provision. She is leading on a longitudinal study examining the care needs in people with moderate to advanced disease and aspects related to care home placement. Dr Hand is currently leading on a project that is examining the scope and role of the Parkinson's Nurse across the UK. 

Education/Academic qualification

Health, PhD, Northumbria University

Award Date: 12 Dec 2018

Research Methods, PGDip

20132014

Award Date: 1 Sep 2014

Nursing, MA, Northumbria University

30 Jun 200131 Dec 2003

Award Date: 30 Jun 2003

Nursing, Diploma

Award Date: 1 Sep 1997

External positions

Parkinson's UK

2018 → …

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

1997 → …

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