Parkinson’s sufferers lobby Parliament

People affected by Parkinson's disease last week seized the chance to tell Parliamentarians whether or not they have access to health and social services.

People with Parkinson's let Parliamentarians know the score
People with Parkinson's let Parliamentarians know the score

They did so to mark the launch of the All Parliamentary Party Group for Parkinson's disease's inquiry into access to health and social services.

Recent research by the Parkinson's Disease Society showed that a third of people diagnosed in the past year were not given clear information about the condition. More than a quarter of people living with Parkinson's had never spoken to a specialist nurse whilst the majority had not been assessed for key therapies such as speech and language and physiotherapy.

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