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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Parkinson's Academy, our original and longest running Academy, houses 22 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.