Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist

What is this service?

Our Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist can provide information, advice and support for people with Parkinson’s and for the carers, families and healthcare professionals involved in their care. More information can be found at Parkinsons UK.

What does this service offer?

We can provide care and support in the following ways:

  • A Specialist Nurse Assessment can look at the needs of each person with Parkinson’s, to monitor and review the effectiveness of Parkinson’s medication.
  • Access to Specialist Nurse Clinics in the community.
  • Telephone and e-mail contact with our Specialist Nurse
  • Working in partnership with other people involved in caring for a person with Parkinson’s.
  • Education of individuals, groups, and multidisciplinary Health and Social Care professionals to help promote a greater understanding and awareness of Parkinson’s.

Parkinson's leaflets

Who is this service for?

This service is for people of all ages with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. You must be registered with a Bristol GP practice.

Bristol South, Inner City and East, your point of contact for referral will be Kay Baggley (Bristol Community Health) on 0117 9190 289 or pnsbristolsouth@nhs.net

Bristol North and West, your point of contact for referral will be Sally-Anne Wherry (Bristol Community Health) on 0117 4141 593 or BRCH.pnsbristolnorth@nhs.net

If you are registered with a GP practice in:

South Gloucestershire, your point of contact for referral will be Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist  Kathryn Prout (Sirona Health and Care) on 0117 330 2521 or Kathryn.prout@sirona-cic.org.uk

North Somerset, your point of contact for referral will be Louise Griffiths on 01275 885428 or ns.psn@nhs.net

How can I access this service?

Access to this service is by referral only. You can ask your Bristol based GP/consultant, or any healthcare professional involved in your care to refer you to our service.  A Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist (Bristol Community Health) referral form is available to download from this page, along with a service locality map and Parkinson’s anticipatory care management guidance to assist you.  Alternatively, GPs and Consultants may forward a referral letter.

What do patients say about this service?

I am completely satisfied with the service. I find Kay very informative and always extremely helpful. Keep up the good work.

“Extremely rewarding visit. Helpful in all aspects of Parkinson’s with information we were not aware of and now feel more confident in handling future problems.”

“I am very pleased and satisfied with how things have gone today and I am sure it has helped my recent improvements, great suggestions to solve medication issues.”

Tell us what you think

Bristol Community Health would like to learn from your experience of this service. Your comments and suggestions will help us see what we are doing well and what we could improve. To give feedback please click here.

Useful external links

Parkinson’s UK helpline:

0808 800 0303

Care Direct Social Services:

0117 920 0700

South Glos Social Services

01454 868 007

Carers support line

0117 965 2200

Southmead -Neuro outpatient appointments

0300 555 0103

 

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