Parkinson's UK 

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The website can be found here: www.parkinsons.org.uk

Local contact details for Parkinson's UK
Coventry Branch

Meeting venue: Unitarian Church Hall, 116 Holyhead Road, Coventry, CV1 3AE
Day: Second and Fourth Thursday of the month

Time: 10am
Contact: Doreen Ebbrell
Telephone: 024 7630 1205
Leamington and District Branch Meeting venue: The Helen Ley Centre, Bericote Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6QP
Day: Second Thursday of the month
Time: 2pm-4pm
Contact: Pam Marchant, Branch Secretary
Telephone: 01926 850869
Email: pamjanemarchant@yahoo.co.uk
Rugby Branch Meeting venue: Rugby United Reformed Church, 40 Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5AD
Day: Last Thursday of the month
Time: 2pm-4pm
Contact: Elizabeth Redpath
Telephone: 07748 442426
Email:  e.redpath@gmail.com
Nuneaton and Bedworth Support Group Meeting venue: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hall, Rye Piece Ringway, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8JH
Day: Last Tuesday of the month
Time: 2pm-4pm
Contact: Anne Askins, Group Lead
Telephone: 024 7637 4607
Email: anneaskins@sky.com
Atherstone Support Group Meeting venue: St Peter's Church, Mancetter Road, Mancetter, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1NL
Day: Third Thursday of the month
Time: 2pm
Contact: Jan Naylor
Telephone: 01675 464802
Email: ​​​​​​​ p.j.naylor@btinternet.com​​​​​​​
Stratford Branch

Meeting venue: Stratford Sports Club,

Swans Nest Lane, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 7LS
Day: Fourth Monday of the month
Time: 1.45pm-4.00pm
Contact: Carol Longden
Telephone: 01789 721798
Contact: Cecilia Evans
Telephone: 01386 872762
Tachbrook Friendship Group

Meeting Venue: Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, Kingsley Road, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa. CV33 9RR
Day: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 7.30pm

Contact: Jackie Wiseman 07816 030967

Younger Persons Parkinson’s Group

Meeting Venue: Coventry & North Warwickshire Squash Club, Binlay Road, Coventry, CV3 1HB

Day: First Wednesday of the month

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

(For more information contact Lisa Turley or Anne Sage – see below)


Parkinson’s UK Local Advisers contact details

Note that the Parkinson's Local Advisers were previously known as Information and Support Workers.

Anne Sage
West Coventry, Birmingham East and North, Solihull
Tel: 0344 225 3762
Email:
adviser3.west@parkinsons.org.uk

Lisa Turley
North & Central Warwickshire and East Coventry (as far as Stratford upon Avon)
Tel: 0344 225 3649
Email:
adviser6.west@parkinsons.org.uk

Rekha Tanna Hirani
South Warwickshire (south of Stratford incl Kineton) & Gloucestershire
Tel: 0344 225 9821
Email:
adviser10.west@parkinsons.org.uk

Parkinson's UK regional officers

Geoff King
Service Improvement Advisor
Parkinson’s UK
Tel: 0344 225 3693
Mob: 07887 995120
E-mail:
gking@parkinsons.org.uk

Abi White
Area Development Manager (Coventry & Warwickshire and Thames Valley)
Parkinson’s UK
Tel: 0300 123 3678
Email:
adm.west3@parkinsons.org.uk

 

The UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network

The UK Parkinson's Excellence Network was launched on 3 February 2015 at St. James Theatre, London. The Network was set up to drive improvements in services, experiences and outcomes for people affected by Parkinson's by:

strengthening the voice of people affected

equipping professionals to influence services

developing the right expert workforce

enabling professionals to work together for change

The Network is designed to be inclusive of anyone involved in delivering Parkinson's services. In the West Midlands, we have more than 200 members, comprising mainly doctors, Parkinson’s nurses and therapists but also managers, pharmacists and psychologists. These healthcare professionals meet once a year to discuss means by which care of people with Parkinson’s can be improved in our region. There is regular email discussion and updates between meetings.

The West Midlands Parkinson’s Network is jointly led by Dr Andrea Lindahl and Dr Lucy Strens, consultant neurologists based at UHCW in Coventry.

The Network is currently working on a number of areas including:

  • Earlier referrals to therapists from the point of diagnosis
  • Education and Self-Management Programmes supporting people with Parkinson’s to stay well and active
  • Avoiding unnecessary hospital admission: prompt recognition and treatment of infections, prevention and management of constipation, preventing falls where possible
  • Improving the experience of people with Parkinson’s in hospital
  • Identifying inequalities in access to services and the ‘Postcode lottery’
  • Ensuring people with Parkinson’s can access non-oral therapies when appropriate

We are developing better links between professionals involved in the care of people with Parkinson’s locally, regionally and also nationally, sharing ideas and examples of good practice.

 

We are keen to hear from you!

If you have comments or suggestions on how the Parkinson’s service in Coventry and Warwickshire could be improved, please contact your local Parkinson’s UK Branch chair or your local advisor (see details above). Our Coventry & Warwickshire local team of doctors, nurses, therapists and Parkinson’s UK colleagues meet every three months and we would welcome your feedback.

 

 

Updated 30 January 2018