Parkinson's Disease Specialist Practitioner
Our Parkinson's Disease Practitioner is highly experienced in the care of people affected by Parkinson's.
Overview of service
The Parkinson's Disease Practitioner works alongside a patient's GP, hospital consultant, and other NHS and social care professionals to provide patients with information and advice to support and help them self-manage their condition.
Who can access this service?
The service is available to anyone who has a registered GP within the London Borough of Sutton and a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. This diagnosis must have been made by a Consultant Neurologist.
What can you expect from the service?
The Parkinson’s Disease Practitioner can provide:
• Specialist assessment and advice on how you can manage your Parkinson’s
• Support and information about Parkinson’s
• Links to other services that can help you
• Ongoing support for people affected by Parkinson’s, their relatives and carers
• An education group for people who are newly diagnosed
Where will you receive this service?
Most people are seen in a clinic setting
What does the service expect from you?
We ask that you please give 24 hours notice for cancellations and that if you are running late for an appointment to let us know in advance. Similarly we will give you advance notice of any cancellations made by the service
To follow recommendations which relate to your management plan
Is there a cost for this service?
This is a free service for all who are eligible for NHS care.
What happens when the service ends?
Once you are known to the service, you will be reviewed at regular intervals rather than discharged. You and your GP will be sent a letter following clinic appointments and at the end of every episode of care. This details the care and advice you received and recommendations.
For all enquiries from both patients and healthcare professionals, please contact:
Sutton Health and Care
Green Wrythe Lane Clinic
2nd Floor, Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton
Surrey, SM5 1JF
For health professionals and referrals, please call 020 8296 4111. For all patient enquries, please call 020 8296 4100.
Other useful contacts
Parkinson's UK also provides local information, support, and advice in Sutton.
Parkinson's UK FREE helpline 080 8800 0303