Parkinson's disease referral

By Dr Mudhar Obaid, SpR Geriatric and General Medicine, Watford General Hospital

Introduction & Standard

  • Patient suspected to have Parkinson’s Disease should be referred quickly and untreated to a specialist with expertise in the differential diagnosis of this condition.
  • The Guideline Development Group considered that people with suspected mild PD, should be seen within 6 weeks, but new referrals regarding PD with more complex problems require an appointment within 2 weeks.
Parkinson's disease referral

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'The things you can't get from the books'

Parkinson's Academy, our original and longest running Academy, houses 20 years of inspirational projects, resources, and evidence for improving outcomes for people with Parkinson's. Led by co-founder and educational director Dr Peter Fletcher, the Academy has a truly collegiate feel and prides itself on delivering 'the things you can't get from books' - a practical learning model which inspires all Neurology Academy courses.