News in brief: DVD for Parkinson’s disease sufferers

The Parkinson’s Disease Society (PDS) is calling on GPs all over the UK to distribute a DVD to support patients who have recently been diagnosed with the condition. Although the diagnosis should be made by a specialist, most patients will visit their GP shortly after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The PDS has launched the free DVD, Being There, which can answer questions from newly diagnosed patients. Details are available from

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