Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialists (PDNS)

This is a multi-disciplinary, community service for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of:

·      Parkinson’s disease

·      Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

·      Cortico Basal Degeneration

·      Multiple System Atrophy

It is for patients in:

·      Swindon

·      Shrivenham

·      Parts of North Wiltshire

The service provides:

·      Assessment within the clinic, or where indicated in the home or care home environment.

·      Advice via a telephone helpline for:

o   Patients

o   Carers

o   Family members

o   Clinical staff

·      Regular medication reviews, support and advice to manage symptoms in conjunction with the patient and their family to enable living well with Parkinson’s

·      Swindon Intermediate Care Centre (SwICC)

·      Betjeman Centre, GWH

·      Calne Family Health Centre, Broken Cross

·      Malmesbury Primary Care Centre

·      Savernake Hospital, Marlborough

Parkinsons Service Values