How has covid 19 affected community services for patients with Parkinson’s disease in the Wakefield area?

By Dr Rebecca Burns, Consultant Care of the Elderly, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust



Community support services, such as coffee mornings, activity groups and exercise classes play a vital role in the management of Parkinson's disease.

These groups offer benefits to both patients and care givers.

Social distancing requirements and shielding during COVID 19 have adversely affected many community services with many being cancelled or moved to alternative platforms.


  • To review how the community services were affected by the lockdowns
  • What issues have arisen?
  • What is current situation in the community?

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