About the service
Our Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse Service provides expert care (either in the community or in a clinic) as well as offering practical and emotional support.
- assessment and development of care and treatment plans suited to an individual’s particular needs
- help to better understand a Parkinson’s diagnosis
- guidance on managing medication
- support to help reduce symptoms through self-care
- support and education for carers, families and healthcare professionals
- appropriate referral to other professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists and Physiotherapists
What is Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s is a progressive and fluctuating neurological condition affecting movement such as walking, swallowing and writing. The main signs are tremors, rigidity and slowness of movement. As well as affecting movement, people with Parkinson’s can find that other issues, such as tiredness, pain, depression and constipation, can have an impact on their day-to-day lives. If you suspect you have Parkinson’s, see your GP as soon as possible for diagnosis. With the right care and treatment the symptoms of Parkinson’s can be controlled to help maintain a good quality of life.
How to access the service
Our specialist nurses support people following diagnosis of Parkinson’s. If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed, you can contact the service on 0151 514 6685.
We also accept referrals from GPs, consultants, all health and social care professionals as well as voluntary organisations.
Contact details and opening hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm (excluding bank holidays).
Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse Service
1st Floor Civic Medical Centre
Tel: 0151 514 6685
Nice Guidelines for adults with Parkinson’s (NG75) can be found on the Nice website
Parkinson’s UK is a support and research charity. For more than 40 years they’ve been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by the disease. Their website has a wide range of information about Parkinson’s including support available for people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.