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Dr Annette Hand

Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

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.

                     

 

 

Annette Hand

Research Themes and Scholarly 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. 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Understanding Caregiver Strain in Parkinsonism—A Mixed Methods Approach, Hand, A., Oates, L., Gray, W., Dismore, L., Baker, K., Naisby, J., Walker, R. 2 Mar 2021, In: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Exploring and understanding the scope and value of the Parkinson’s nurse in the UK (The USP Project): a realist economic evaluation protocol, Brown, S., Dalkin, S., Bate, A., Bradford, R., Allen, C., Brittain, K., Clarke, A., Hand, A. Oct 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • The clinical impact of COVID-19 infection on people with Parkinson’s, Hand, A., Chaudhuri, K. 2 Jun 2020, In: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
  • What Predicts Hospital Admissions in Community-Dwelling People With Parkinsonism?, Sebastian, R., Gray, W., Foley, A., Trendall, L., Oh, D., Hand, A., Dodds, S., Mcclenaghan, E., Santos, V., Oates, L., Fisher, J., Walker, R. 1 Mar 2020, In: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Factors affecting mortality in late stage Parkinson’s Disease, Dempsey, S., McDonald, L., Sayers, I., Gray, W., Hand, A., Walker, R. 24 Sep 2019, International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
  • Highlighting the goals for Parkinson's care: commentary on NICE Guidelines for Parkinson's in Adults (NG71), Brock, P., Fisher, J., Hand, A., Walker, R. 1 May 2019, In: Age and Ageing
  • Improving care home life for people with Parkinson's, Oates, L., Hand, A., Dismore, L., Gray, W., Walker, R. 2 Jun 2019, In: Nursing and Residential Care

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oral presentation: World Parkinson's Day 2021
  • Consultancy: PD Masterclass 2021
  • Oral presentation: WPC Partner Highlight: Parkinson's Connect 2021
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Cutting Edge Science for Parkinson's Clinicans 2020
  • Oral presentation: Life After Lockdown - Part 2 LIVE WEBINAR Q&A 2020
  • Oral presentation: Welcome to Life After Lockdown Part 1: Health and Wellbeing 2020
  • Oral presentation: LIVE Q&A - Newly Diagnosed. 2020
  • Oral presentation: LIVE Q&A with Parkinson's UK Nurses 2020
  • Editorial work: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (Journal) 2020
  • Oral presentation: Podcast Episode 2: Parkinson's Medication 2020

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.

Qualifications

  • Health PhD December 12 2018
  • Research Methods PGDip September 01 2014
  • Nursing MA June 30 2003
  • Nursing Diploma September 01 1997
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 1991


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