Our 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.
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.
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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