Parkinson’s UK Central Services
Whether you are newly diagnosed or only too used to Parkinson’s, you need good ongoing advice. A central part of Parkinson’s UK’s purpose is to provide reliable information. These links take you to the main topics: –
Newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s?
Living with Parkinson’s?
Caring for someone with Parkinson’s?
|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|
|Opening times: Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm, Saturday: 10am-2pm
(Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Parkinson’s UK Regional Services
Parkinson’s UK can help you locally whether you have the condition or you’re a carer, friend or family member. The confidential service covers the full range of support services, including your rights and entitlements, help navigating the benefits process, where to find grants and financial help, and dealing with employment issues.
|Network Support Officer|
|Mary Jane Hunter||0344 225 email@example.com|
|Jo Sampson||0808 800 firstname.lastname@example.org|
NHS Services – Parkinson’s Nurses
The Parkinson’s nurses in Cornwall 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 ( email@example.com ).
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.
Cornwall Council contacts:
Adult Social Services 0300 123 4131
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.
For the Parkinson’s Nursing Service call 01209 318048. You will hear about the service being given and be able to leave a message. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org .
These services are defined and procured by the NHS Kernow Commissioning Group . 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.
Local Volunteer Services: The Cornwall Branches of Parkinson’s UK
|Mid Cornwall Branch|
|Secretary||Nick Wilder||01726 email@example.com|
|Membership Secretary||John Whipps||01503 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Treasurer||Chris Maycock||01208 email@example.com|
|West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Branch|
|Chairman||Edward Bolitho||07980 826613|
|Vice Chairman||Helen Hichens||01736 788309|
|Secretary||Linda Ashmore||01736 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Membership Secretary||(As for Mid Cornwall)|
|Treasurer||Rob Burt||01326 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.
Research Interest and Involvement
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.
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.