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.
For advice and support on living with Parkinson's and local services to Herefordshire you can also contact the local Parkinson's Disease Society Information and Advice Officer on 0844 225 3645
Parkinson's Disease Society
215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 1EJ
Tel: 0207 7931 8080
Helpline: 0808 800 0303
Tel: 0845 4647
A 24-hour helpline providing confidential healthcare advice and information.
Tel: 01432 344344
If you are a patient of a Herefordshire GP, for urgent GP cover outside normal surgery hours please telephone PrimeCare on:
0330 123 9309