Our specialist Parkinson’s teams provide care, support and treatment for people living with a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
The Parkinson's Day Unit at Edgware Community Hospital is a dedicated service, providing integrated and specialist care for people with Parkinson's and related disorders.
Our Day Unit can assist anyone with Parkinson's from across the South East of England and includes: integrated multidisciplinary assessment and treatment; regular medical reviews; full Day Assessment to optimise treatment regime; a falls strength and balance group; and the development of a self-management programme.
Our team of healthcare professionals includes:
- Doctors with special interest in Parkinson's
- Parkinson's Disease specialist nurses
- Occupational therapist
- Speech and language therapist
- Health care assistant
- Rehabilitation support worker
The service provides community Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist (PDNS) support for people with a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The PDNS provides assessment, monitoring of symptoms, management of medication, advice re managing symptoms and ongoing support for patients and carers. They work alongside the community neuro rehab team plus local Parkinson’s UK groups and activities. They also provide a link between community and hospital services.
Most patients are seen in community based clinics or their own home if they have difficulty accessing clinics. There is also a consultant led Parkinson’s Clinic at St Charles Hospital who the PDNS works alongside. The team have close links with Parkinson’s UK and support some of their local groups and activities.
The Merton Community Parkinson’s Service is run by a Parkinson’s nurse specialist, Holly King. Once patients are referred to the service, they are seen throughout their disease journey and regular contact is maintained. This is to ensure any changes in their condition are identified and gives the patients an opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns they may have. Appropriate care plans can then be formulated in conjunction with the patient, their relatives and the wider multidisciplinary team.
Holly works closely with neurologists from local hospitals and other neuro rehabilitation specialists such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists as well as many other community services to provide holistic, patient centred care.
Home visits are available for patients who have difficulty getting to either of the clinic locations.
Patient contact details
- Phone: 0333 241 4242
Referrals can be made by any healthcare professional, though this must be supported by their GP. The waiting time for the first appointment will be approximately four to six weeks. The clinics are held from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm by appointment only.
Referrals need to be made via your GP.
How do I refer someone to the Parkinson’s Day Unit at Edgware?
Referrals can be made by email, eFax, letter or completing our referral form (found here):
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- eFax: 0300 008 3169
Parkinson's Day Unit
Lower Ground Floor
Edgware Community Hospital
Burnt Oak Broadway
- Phone: 020 8937 7150
Referral Management Service (Choose & Book)
The Parkinson's Day Unit is also accessible via RMS. Our services appear as two clinics, Parkinson's and Falls.
- Specialty: Neurology
- Clinic Types: Parkinson's Assessment Clinic at ECH (CLCH)
- Runs Mondays to Fridays
- Specialty: Geriatric Medicine
- Clinic Types: Falls/ Frail Elderly Assessment Clinic at ECH (CLCH NHS Trust)
- Runs on Mondays and Wednesdays
Any patient over the age of 18 with a confirmed diagnosis can be referred via the Single Point of Access:
The PDNS service is commissioned by the NHS Central London (Westminster) and North West London CCG and only patients whose GPs form part of these CCGs can be seen.
For further information please contact Pete Smith, Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist via email.
Referrals can be made by any health care professional by telephoning the Merton Single Point of Access (SPA) team who will guide them through the referral process. A referral letter should be e-faxed and SPA will request this to be sent through to them once they have spoken with the referrer. Patients will be seen within 20 working days of referral being made.
Patients with a formal diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease or a Parkinsonism i.e. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy or Multi System Atrophy.
Patients who have not yet received a formal diagnosis from a neurologist.
Single Point of Access contact details
Phone: 0333 004 7555
Parkinson’s Day Unit
- Address: Lower Ground Floor, Edgware Community Hospital, Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 0AD
- Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm
The Patrick Doody Clinic
- Address: 79 Pelham Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1NX
- Opening times: Every Monday morning
The Birches Polyclinic
- Address: 4 Birches Close, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4LQ
- Opening times: Alternate Thursday mornings
St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing
- Address: Exmoor St, London W10 6DZ