BGS Scotland

Committee

Dr Emily Henderson (Chair)

Dr Emily Henderson (Chair)

Dr Emily Henderson (Chair)

Emily is a Consultant Geriatrician and lead for Movement Disorders Research at the Royal United Hospitals Bath and an Honorary Consultant Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol. She was awarded a fellowship from Parkinson’s -UK and The Association of British Neurologists to undertake a PhD in preventing falls in Parkinson’s. The results of this phase II trial were published in Lancet Neurology in 2016. She is lead for the South West Parkinson’s Excellence Network and Subspecialty Lead for Ageing and Parkinson’s disease in the West of England Clinical Research Network (CRN). Emily also sits on the National Parkinson’s Disease Portfolio Development Group (PD-PDG) and is a Faculty member of the Parkinson’s Academy.

Dr Rob Skelly (Vice-Chair and Treasurer)

Dr Rob Skelly (Vice-Chair and Treasurer)

Rob is a Consultant Geriatrician in Derby, where he leads the multidisciplinary Parkinson’s service. Rob’s team won the Hospital Doctor PD team of the year award in 2007 and more recently the PD Nurse Specialist Association team of the year award in 2015. The clinical service in Derby is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation. Rob is Regional lead for the Parkinson’s Excellence Network in the East Midlands and is a member of the European Parkinson’s Disease Association expert review panel. Rob has a Masters in clinical education, and has been a mentor for the Parkinson’s Masterclass. He has also contributed to NCORE courses on Parkinson’s for nurses and therapists since 2004. Rob has published on hospitalization in PD patients.

Dr Sara Evans (Secretary)

Dr Sara Evans (Secretary)

Sara is a Consultant Geriatrician at the Royal United Hospitals Bath, where she is the lead for the Wiltshire Parkinson’s disease service. She joined the BGS-MDS as audit representative, and sits on the clinical advisory board for the Parkinson’s National Audit. She is a member of the South West Parkinson’s Excellence Network, and via this has created national guidance for non-specialists on managing the first 24 hours in hospital for patients with PD. She is a member of the South West Clinical Senate Council, and has an interest in service development and re-design, especially with reference to older people.

Dr Anne-Louise Cunnington (Audit lead)

Dr Anne-Louise Cunnington (Audit lead)

Anne-Louise is a Consultant Geriatrician with an interest in Movement Disorders at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University. She has been involved in the Parkinson’s National Audit since its inception in 2008, and has been the Clinical Audit Lead since January 2014. She represents audit and clinical effectiveness on the British Geriatric’s Society Movement Disorder Subgroup, and is a member of the Service Development Working Group of the Parkinson’s Excellence Network. She leads the North East Movement Disorder Service in Glasgow, and chairs the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Parkinson’s Excellence subgroup. She has published over 35 papers.

Dr Peter Fletcher

Dr Peter Fletcher

Dr Richard Genever (Meetings Secretary)

Dr Richard Genever (Meetings Secretary)

Dr Richard Genever (Meetings Secretary)

Richard Genever is a Consultant Geriatrician and Movement Disorders lead at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, taking up this post in 2007.

Dr Genever has a particular interest in the inpatient aspects of Parkinson’s disease management, including ‘nil by mouth’ situations and set up a pre-operative advice service for people with the condition who are due to undergo an operation.

He is Chair of the British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorders Section. He is keen to promote education and is a member of the Parkinson’s Academy faculty. He can be found on Twitter @DrGenever

Dr Victoria Haunton (Research)

Dr Victoria Haunton (Research)

Dr Fionnuala Johnston (Trainee Rep)

Dr Fionnuala Johnston (Trainee Rep)

Dr Veronica Lyell (Audit)

Dr Veronica Lyell (Audit)

Veronica Lyell is a Consultant Orthogeriatrician at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust with a specialist interest in Movement Disorders . She manages patients primarily on the Hip Fracture Unit, and has a regular Parkinson’s outpatient clinic. She has a particular interest in Bone Health in PD and has published and lectured on the assessment and management of fracture risk in Parkinson’s.

Dr Kate O'Kelly (Trainee Rep)

Dr Kate O'Kelly (Trainee Rep)

Dr Kelli Torsney (Trainee Rep)

Dr Kelli Torsney (Trainee Rep)

Professor Richard Walker (Research)

Professor Richard Walker (Research)

Richard has been a Consultant Physician with an interest in healthcare of the elderly at North Tyneside General Hospital since 1995, where he is the Clinical Lead for the Northumbria Parkinson’s disease. His research interests include epidemiology, psychiatric symptoms, palliative care, respiratory symptoms, exercise and Africa. He sits on the DeNDRoN National Clinical Studies Group for PD, and is the North–East Local Research Network Research Director for PD. He is on the PD NICE Guidelines Development Group.

He also has a research interest in stroke in sub-Saharan Africa and has recently been appointed as Associate International Director for sub-Saharan Africa for the Royal College of Physicians, London. He is the Clinical Lead for the Northumbria/Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre health link. He is Chair of the Movement Disorders Society African Task Force and Honorary Professor of Ageing and International Health at Newcastle University.

The BGS MDS have Terms of Reference compatible with those laid out by the British Geriatrics Society.  These are available to download.