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.
Oxted Therapies Unit has a small free patient car parking area.
The following organisation also offers support, advice and information:
- Parkinson’s UK www.parkinsons.org.uk 0808 800 0303