Advice

Parkinson’s UK Central Services

A central purpose of Parkinson’s UK is to provide reliable information, whether you:

The full range of information available online and as brochures and leaflets by mail can be found at :
Parkinson's UK Information and Support
or call the Parkinson's UK Helpline
Call FREE on 0808 800 0303 or see below.
Opening times: Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm, Saturday: 10am-2pm
(Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays) BUT subject to Coronavirus restrictions.

To contact us:

  • Email: hello@parkinsons.org.uk.
  • Send your question: general enquiry form.
  • NGT Relay: 18001 0808 800 0303 (for use with smart phones, tablets, PCs and other devices. For more information see www.ngts.org.uk)..
  • Write to us: Helpline, Parkinson’s UK, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EJ

Parkinson’s UK Regional Services

Network Support Officer
Mary Jane Hunter0344 225 3695mjhunter@parkinsons.org.uk

NHS Services – Parkinson’s Nurses

The Parkinson’s Nursing Service in Cornwall provides specialised care and ongoing support for you after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, and is one of a range of services for those facing the complications of long-term neurological conditions. These services are accessed by referral from your GP.

In the current circumstances the Parkinson’s Nurses are responding to phone calls to the service (01209 318048) on a daily basis. They are reviewing all new patients and follow up patients via phone, and encouraging service users to email the service as well ( pdnurses.cornwall@nhs.net ).

You should follow the NHS guidelines to call 111 if you are so unwell you are unable to carry out your daily activities, or call 999 in an emergency.

The Cornwall NHS Trust is responsible for providing the service throughout Corrnwall, except in the East Cornwall locality, where it is the responsibility of the Parkinson’s Service at Derriford Hospital

The East Cornwall locality includes the Surgeries at the bottom of this linked page, and those involved in the Home-based Care Project.

Local Volunteer Services: The Cornwall Branches of Parkinson’s UK

Mid Cornwall Branch
ChairmanJan Wilderchairman@parkinsonscornwalll.com
Vice ChairmanVacancy`
SecretarySue Whipps01503 262166secretary@parkinsonscornwall.com
TreasurerNick Wilder 01726 61502treasurer@parkinsonscornwall.com
Membership SecretaryKay Maycock01208 420432membership@parkinsonscornwall.com
Newsletter EditorKay Maycock01208 420432newsletter@parkinsonscornwall.com
West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Branch
ChairmanEdward Bolitho07980 826613
Vice ChairmanHelen Hichens01736 788309
SecretaryLinda Ashmore01736 711293secretarywest@parkinsonscornwall.com
Membership Secretary(As for Mid Cornwall)
TreasurerRob Burt01326 221320

Local Independent Groups

The links below are to groups which are independent of the Cornwall Branches of Parkinson’s UK.  Although we are confident they can be a good source of further support, we are not responsible for their content or the accuracy of information provided.

People with Parkinson’s in Cornwall Facebook group

Partners of People with Parkinson’s Facebook group 

Research Interest and Involvement

The Peninsula Parkinson’s Research Interest Group (PenPRIG) is an initiative to encourage the development of local research work and attract the Parkinson’s community to involve yourselves in research.

Although our primary purpose is to support the Parkinson’s community, both Branches actively support the research effort.  Looking across the two counties, both the University Hospitals  and the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Foundation NHS Trusts are active in Parkinson’s research projects, as are the University of Plymouth and Marjohn University.