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Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Service

men doing seated exerciseOur Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialists play a key role in helping people manage their condition. We work in all settings, but mainly in the community.

Contact details and opening times

Our aims

The diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease is a significant event. Our service is here to offer support to enable people to live as normal a life as possible, to avoid unnecessary hospital appointments/admissions and consultations with consultants/GPs.

How we help

We help by:

  • Listening to any problems and answering questions about Parkinson’s Disease
  • Working with other services to ensure people with Parkinson’s Disease get the best service available
  • Giving people with Parkinson’s Disease with access to appropriate support, as and when they need it
  • Educating people with Parkinson’s Disease, and others involved in their care to have a  better understanding of their condition
  • Assessing symptom management through assessing motor and non-motor functions
  • Assessing response to medication and medicines management.

We are also able to offer:

  • Clinic appointments (hospital and community)
  • Face to face appointments – either in the patient’s home, or wherever they may be, including in hospital (if appropriate)
  • Telephone advice.

Who can use our service

In order for people with Parkinson’s Disease to use our service, they must be under the care of a consultant with a special interest in Parkinson’s Disease, such as Dr A Oates or Dr O Bandmann, or under the care of a consultant who is managing their care on behalf of a consultant with a special interest in the condition.

Referral criteria

To be eligible for our service people must have a primary diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease made by a consultant with an expertise or special interest in the condition, such as Dr A Oates or Professor O Bandmann, or under the care of a consultant who is managing their care on behalf of a consultant with a special interest in the condition.

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