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Parkinsons disease

YCAM00300-103All people with Parkinsonism living within Herefordshire and registered with a Herefordshire GP can have direct access to specialist knowledge on the best management of individual needs. Improved management of this long term disorder can reduce the financial, social and emotional burden of people with Parkinson's Disease, their carers and providers of care.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive and fluctuating neurological condition affecting movement such as walking, swallowing and writing. It is also recognised that there are non-motor symptoms which also require complex management. The symptoms and nature of Parkinson's Disease vary from person to person and the severity of symptoms fluctuates. The term Parkinsonism covers the following conditions:

  • Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
  • Cerebral Vascular Parkinsonism
  • Drug induced Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Plus syndromes
  • Lewy Body Dementia and other more rare syndromes

Working alongside your Consultant, local GP and other clinical staff, we are available for information and advice, on living with Parkinsonism, managing medication, coping with symptoms and maintaining a good quality of life.

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Appointments are available for those already known to us. To make an appointment, please ring the appointment line during office hours: 01432 378936.

We are able to see you in your local area at varying times during the month at:

  • Bromyard Community Hospital
  • Kingstone GP surgery in the Golden Valley
  • Gaol Street Clinic Hereford
  • Health and Community Care Centre Ledbury
  • Leominster Community Hospital
  • Kington Court Care Centre Kington
  • Ross-on-Wye Community Hospital

Generally Parkinsonism is a long term condition and does not require urgent intervention. If you are a patient of a Herefordshire GP, for urgent GP cover outside normal surgery hours please telephone:

NHS 111 number

For advice and support on living with Parkinson's and local services in Herefordshire you can also contact the Parkinson's UK Community Support Worker on 0844 225 36 45.

Or contact:

Parkinson's UK
215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 1EJ
Helpline: 0808 800 0303 
Website: www.parkinsons.org.uk

If you would like to share your experience, comment or complain please contact us on 01432 344344

Contacts

Parkinson's Disease Specialist Nurse Service
The Health Centre
Gaol Street
Hereford
HR1 2HU
Office Tel No: 01432 378935

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