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Parkinson's Clinics

Referral and diagnosis pathway for PD

Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Clinics

The regional Parkinson’s Service has expanded considerably over the last decade and there are now regular Parkinson’s/Movement Disorder clinics throughout Coventry and Warwickshire.

All new referrals to the consultant service (Coventry, Rugby, Warwick and Stratford) can be made by ERS (Electronic Referrals Service).

Department of Neurology
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust
Clifford Bridge Road

Department of Geriatric Medicine
South Warwickshire Foundation NHS Trust
Warwick Hospital
Lakin Road
CV34 5BW

Hospital consultant-led clinics

Consultant-led clinics are held in all the acute hospitals in the county. The clinics see new referrals to the Movement Disorder and Parkinson’s service as well as ongoing follow up of people with Parkinsonian conditions. The team also runs a specialist Apomorphine and Duodopa service at UHCW for patients requiring non-oral therapies.

University Hospital Coventry: Dr Strens, Dr Teare, Dr Samra.
Hospital of St Cross Rugby: Dr Strens, Dr Lindahl.
George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton: Dr Teare.
Warwick Hospital: Dr Thanvi, Dr Griffiths, Dr Wears, Dr Samra.
Stratford Hospital: Dr Griffiths, Dr Strens, Dr Lindahl

Hospital nurse-led clinics

Hospital nurse-led clinics are held at University Hospital Coventry, Warwick and at the Hospital of St Cross Rugby.

These clinics are for:
One-off appointments for people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s
Monitoring clinics for people who are being considered for, or who are already on, non-oral Parkinson’s therapies (Apomorphine and Duodopa).
People recently discharged from hospital where required

Referrals to this clinic can only be made by a Consultant or Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist.

Community nurse-led clinics

The Community Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists run nurse-led community Parkinson’s clinics in many areas around the region, including: Coventry, Rugby, Polesworth, Bedworth, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Southam, Shipston, Alcester, Leamington and Kenilworth.

Awards and Commendations

The Coventry & Warwickshire Regional Parkinson's Service in liaison with the Myton and Mary-Ann Evans Hospices was a winner at the Parkinson’s UK Excellence Network Awards in 2019. Award judges, including a panel of Parkinson’s health care professionals and someone living with the condition, praised the service for its ability to combine emotional support, symptom control and anticipatory care planning.

The Service was Highly Commended at the inaugural Parkinson’s UK Excellence Network Awards in 2017. The service was recognised for “improving the care pathway for people with Parkinson’s from diagnosis right through to end of life”. The judging panel also commented on the Parkinson’s Service’s work in anticipatory care, remarking that its guidance on symptoms that people with Parkinson’s should look for as their condition worsens is a “notable initiative”.

The Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association awarded Coventry Community Parkinson’s Nurse Jodie Cooke the Newcomer of the Year Award in 2015. The same award was won in 2019 by UHCW Hospital Parkinson’s nurse Bonita Bateman.

Hannah Martin, Advanced Parkinson’s Nurse Practitioner at UHCW, was nominated for Outstanding Service and Care Awards at UHCW NHS Trust in 2014 and 2015 and has been highly commended for achieving “Innovation and Service Development”. In 2018 she was recognised in the NHS England ‘Health and Care’s Top 70 stars’ for exceptional contribution to the NHS and wider health and care sector.

Warwickshire Community Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist Anita Hallett (along with her colleague at the time, Parkinson’s nurse Anna Blagg) was the winner of the 2011 Woods Nursing Team of the Year Award.

Updated 22 November 2021