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Parkinsons disease

All 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.

Opening times and contact details

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: see phone number right hand side of this page

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
  • Sarum House Hereford
  • Health and Community Care Centre Ledbury
  • Leominster Community Hospital
  • Kington Surgery,  Kington
  • Ross-on-Wye Community Hospital

 

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

Urgent GP out of hours 

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

Advice and support

For advice and support on living with Parkinson's and local services in Herefordshire you can also contact Parkinson's UK free and confidential helpline on 0808 800 0303 or email hello@parkinsons.org.uk. Opening hours Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm

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

 

 

Contacts

Parkinson's Disease Specialist Nurse Service

Sarum House
3 St Ethelbert Street
HEREFORD
HR1 2NS 

Office Tel No: 01432 677349

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