MPs slate provision of Parkinson's services

Parkinson's disease patients face major inequalities in access to services because of a lack of leadership at national and local level, a group of MPs has warned.

In a report on services for Parkinson's disease, the MPs argue that service planning and commissioning has failed to reflect the all-round needs of people with Parkinson's disease.

The report has been produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Parkinson's disease together with the Parkinson's Disease Society.

Alongside leadership improvements, measures to support implementation of national guidance also need to be introduced, the group argues.

The report also calls for awareness of neurological conditions to included in GPs' training and revalidation cycles.

tom.moberly@haymarket.com

 


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