Our Policy Panel
Our perspective means the charity's policymaking gets a 'reality check' from people living with Parkinson's.
Vince Curnow, Policy Panel member
Our Policy Panel - over 20 people with experience of Parkinson's - meets 4 times a year to help us
form our official opinions on major public
The experiences and views of people affected by Parkinson's is
central to our policy work.
And until we have a clear policy on issues such as benefits
reform, the way care is funded, prescription charges and stem cell
research, we can't begin to campaign for
How the Policy Panel works
Vince Curnow, one of our Policy Panel members, explains the
"We discuss some of the major health, care and welfare issues
that people with Parkinson's face and help guide the organisation
towards a credible policy position on each issue.
"We don't claim to be experts in every topic of debate, but we
all know what it is like to experience Parkinson's and what our
local services are like.
"Our perspective means that the charity's policymaking gets a
'reality check' from people living with Parkinson's."
Current policy issues
Certain policy areas are a real focus of our attention at the
moment. These include:
Have an opinion you'd like to share?
We're always interested to hear your opinion if you feel there's a policy area that needs our attention.
We're not looking for any new Policy Panel members in England,
Scotland or Wales at the moment after an overwhelming response to
our last invitation.
However, we don't have any members in Northern Ireland. So we're
keen to hear from anyone in Northern Ireland who would be
interested in joining, even if you are not able to travel to
For more information, contact Caroline Weston, Parliamentary and
Public Affairs Advisor, on 020 7932 1323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We're always interested to hear your opinion if you feel there's
a policy area that needs our attention.
Other ways to get involved