Parkinson’s

What does the service provide?

When you have Parkinson’s or a Parkinson related condition it can be difficult to find the right person to help you when you need advice, support, equipment or care.

Our service offers:

  • Information and support for those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
  • Nurse-led clinics – problem solving, assessment, lifestyle advice, support.
  • Giving medication advice and monitoring drug treatments for Parkinson’s.
  • Home visits (as appropriate).
  • Lifestyle advice.
  • Telephone advice line.
  • Referral to other disciplines/agencies.
  • Education to health and social care professionals working with people with Parkinson’s.
  • Regular reviews.
  • Benefits and grant information.

People with Parkinson’s in this area are being offered the support of the Specialist Practitioner for Parkinson’s.

The Specialist Practitioner for Parkinson’s can provide:

  • Information and support for patients who have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
  • Information about Parkinson’s and the treatments and medicines used.
  • On-going support for people affected by Parkinson’s, including their family and carers.
  • Specialist nursing assessment and advice on the management of Parkinson’s.
  • Links to other services that can support you in managing your Parkinson’s.
  • Teaching for other health and social care staff to help them understand Parkinson’s.
  • Input into service developments for people affected by Parkinson’s.

Contact the Specialist Practitioner for Parkinson’s:

  • If you have a question about your Parkinson’s or treatment options.
  • If you are concerned by any symptoms you are experiencing.
  • If you are finding it difficult to cope with any aspect of your Parkinson’s.
  • If you need advice about medication.
  • If you want any information about Parkinson’s.
  • If you are admitted to hospital either due to your Parkinson’s or for any other reason.
  • If in doubt phone the Specialist Practitioner for Parkinson’s.

How to refer

The service is for anyone who has a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson’s and is registered with a GP in the East Surrey area. Please ask your Consultant or GP to refer you to the service.

Once a referral has been received the Specialist Practitioner for Parkinson’s will contact you and arrange a time to meet you.

This first appointment is offered in clinic or in your own home, with family members or carers present if you wish.

Parking

Oxted Therapies Unit has a small free patient car parking area.

Useful links

The following organisation also offers support, advice and information: