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‘I was inspired by how patients and families coped’

Nurse specialist Carol Miller on working with patients who have Parkinson’s disease
Carol Miller

Carol Miller, movement disorder/Parkinson’s disease nurse specialist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and older person's nurse fellow, explains her passion for patient care

Parkinson's nurse specialist Carol Miller

What is your job?

I am a movement disorder and Parkinson’s disease (PD) nurse specialist. I work alongside specialist nurse colleagues, Patsy Cotton and Charlotte Casserley, in collaboration with ageing and complex medicine, neurology, neuropsychology and neuropsychiatric consultants and other members of the wider interdisciplinary team.

I have a multi-faceted role that includes providing nurse-led clinics for people affected by PD and associated conditions. One clinic focuses specifically on those whose non-motor symptoms such as cognitive decline, psychosis or dementia are the predominant cause of their problems at that time.

I coordinate the in-reach management service which provides a reliable, systematic approach to the assessment and management of patients with PD; this involves

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