Peninsula Community Health

Parkinson's Nursing

Watch our Parkinson's awareness video below

Your Parkinson's Nurse Specialist may be able to prescribe Parkinson's related medication for you.

We also have a patients acute deterioration pathway for patients  to self manage, click here to view How to Manage an Acute Deterioration in your Parkinson’s Symptoms.

For more details of our Parkinson's Services, please see our services leaflet.

What we do

Our specialist Parkinson’s Nurse Service offers ongoing patient care once a diagnosis of Parkinson's has been made. This includes:

  • Ensuring all patients receive high quality assessments and planned nursing care, in the most appropriate settings to meet their needs
  • Providing support and advice to patients and carers through timely up to date information throughout the course of the condition
  • Suggesting and monitoring medication changes in conjunction with the specialist consultant and GP
  • Offering guidance and support in gaining optimal benefit from any Parkinson's medication prescribed
  • Being a vital link between the specialist consultant and GP, and referring to other services involved in ongoing care as required
  • Encouraging active patient involved in the management of Parkinson’s from diagnosis and throughout the duration of the condition
  • Assisting patients and carers in making informed decisions regarding future care so that treatments can be tailored to individual needs

Service availability

  • Our service is available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Calls to the Parkinson’s service are collected and prioritised on a daily basis. The telephone for the Parkinson’s service is 01209 318048
  • We review most people with Parkinson’s at nurse led clinics held at various locations across the county. In some circumstances some reviews take place via home visit
  • We offer twice weekly telephone advice, information and support service to help answer queries or problems related to Parkinson's. This usually takes place on a Monday and Friday morning
  • We also attend monthly Parkinson’s Hub meetings at Threemilestone, St Austell and Pensilva (near Liskeard) to provide tailored education, and to review patients via prearranged appointment

Team working

Our Parkinson’s specialist nurses work closely with many different healthcare professionals who include specialist consultants, general practitioners, pharmacists, physiotherapists, speech & language therapists and occupational therapists. But also community matrons, district nurses and other specialist nurses, together with other agencies such as Adult Social Care, Parkinson’s UK and the James Parkinson Centre.