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Nurses' views needed for Parkinson's survey

Questions focus on anxiety and depression experienced by people with the condition.
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Nurses who support people with Parkinson's disease are being asked for their views on the anxiety and depression caused by the condition.

An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry was launched last week, which aims to provide recommendations to government on how to improve access to mental health services for people with the degenerative neurological condition.

Nurses, clinicians, commissioners and people living with Parkinson's have been asked to take part in a survey to provide feedback on their experiences, as well as identify what could be done better.

Charity support

The APPG is working with the charity Parkinson's UK to help shape its inquiry and subsequent report.

Although the inquiry covers England specifically, the APPG also wants to hear of examples of best practice in Wales, Northern Ireland

Nurses who support people with Parkinson's disease are being asked for their views on the anxiety and depression caused by the condition.


Inquiry aims to improve mental health support for people with Parkinson's disease.
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An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry was launched last week, which aims to provide recommendations to government on how to improve access to mental health services for people with the degenerative neurological condition.

Nurses, clinicians, commissioners and people living with Parkinson's have been asked to take part in a survey to provide feedback on their experiences, as well as identify what could be done better.

Charity support

The APPG is working with the charity Parkinson's UK to help shape its inquiry and subsequent report.

Although the inquiry covers England specifically, the APPG also wants to hear of examples of best practice in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Shining a light

Parkinson’s UK senior policy and campaigns adviser Holly Heath said: 'We greatly welcome the efforts of the APPG to shine a light on the mental health needs of people with Parkinson’s.

'As Parkinson’s nurses will know, anxiety and depression are common non-motor symptoms of the condition.

But unfortunately we know that people often face barriers to accessing timely and appropriate mental health support.

'This is why Parkinson’s nurses, who help people with Parkinson’s every day, need to respond to the APPG’s call for evidence, to share their views and offer practical suggestions as to how this situation can be improved.'

Complete the survey online here or download a form to be posted here. The deadline for responses is 25 August.


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