A Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Assessment and Management of Huntington’s Disease

15 Nov 2023 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Wednesday 15 November

CPD accreditation 5 points pending approval

This comprehensive and face-to-face course is aimed at physicians, GPs, allied health professionals (including psychologists physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, music therapists), nurses, healthcare assistants, medical and legal professionals.

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a hugely complex progressive neurological condition. At the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability we support short term and long term admissions of individuals from middle stage, through to end of life care, who require inpatient support from a specialist Multi-disciplinary team.

Through case study examples, this course will enrich your knowledge of HD, give a thorough overview of our interdisciplinary approach to assessment and management of complex cases. It will also provide you with practical ideas to promote quality of life, e.g. MDT led groups.

Led by the multi-disciplinary team from the HD service, with consultation from patients and relatives, the course will include the following topics:

  • Medical management including and neuro-palliative formulation, as well as accessing streams of review, neuropsychiatry input and familial support.
  • Working cognitive & communication impairments; including complex capacity assessments.
  • Emotional and behavioural aspects of Huntington’s disease, and how to support staff who work with individuals with HD.
  • Supporting complex mobility and postural management; including specialist seating and bed equipment.
  • Nutrition and swallowing, and future decision making.
  • Signposting and discharge planning.


Lead facilitator

Rosanne Tyas
Professional Lead for Music Therapy
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Cost: £180 (£120 student rate, limited availability)

Register here

For more information, please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5141 or email institute@rhn.org.uk.