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Parkinson's Disease (PD) 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 PD vary from person to person and the severity of symptoms fluctuates.
Referral Criteria are very wide, as 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
Generally Parkinsonism is a long term condition and does not require urgent intervention.
Normal response time is within four weeks as this allows for the geographical work plan of the service in Herefordshire.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening hours Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm
If you wish to contact your local Parkinson’s Advisors please contact either:
Jane Henderson, 0344 225 3694 or email email@example.com
Ann Henderson, 0344 225 3645
215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 1EJ
If you need help when your surgery is closed
NHS 111 offers free expert health information and advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need medical help outside our normal surgery hours, please call the NHS Direct number 111. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Routine appointments can be made at the Taurus hubs by contacting your GP practice.
For more urgent appointments, call the NHS direct number 111.