National Parkinson's Audit 2012
Our annual Parkinson's audit helps healthcare
organisations measure their services for people with Parkinson's against national
Our audit is accredited by the Department of Health Quality
We want to make sure Parkinson's services across the
UK meet national guidelines and offer excellent care.
The results highlight strengths and weaknesses.
And it helps organisations to improve and develop their services
for people with Parkinson's.
Read the results from last year's audit: National
Parkinson's Audit 2011 summary (PDF, 739KB)
Read the full reports from previous
The National Parkinson's Audit 2012
Data collection for our latest audit took place between
1 August 2012 and 11 January 2013.
The Clinical Audit Team is in the process of collating and
analysing the data received from this year's participants.
Preliminary reports will be available to all participants in due
The National Parkinson's Audit takes place every year, but we
recommend that services take part every other year to give time for
them to respond to the findings.
If you have any questions about the National Parkinson's Audit,
please email our audit team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can take part?
Any healthcare professionals who work regularly with people with
Parkinson's can take part. This includes:
- Parkinson's nurses
- speech and language therapists
- occupational therapists
How will the audit help you?
The audit results highlight strengths and weaknesses - helping organisations to improve and develop their services for people with Parkinson's.
Every healthcare organisation that takes part receives a full
analysis of their own service and how this compares with other
This will help you to:
- evaluate your Parkinson's services against
- compare your Parkinson's services to others
around the UK
- highlight strengths and weaknesses in your
- develop an action plan to improve your
services for people with Parkinson's
We've improved the audit for 2012
In 2011, we commissioned an independent evaluation of our audit
which identified some areas for improvement.
We also listened to feedback from professionals who participated
in previous years.
This has helped us make some important changes to this year's
- We're putting together a governance board for the audit -
including professionals, patients and carers, decision-makers,
audit specialists and Parkinson's UK staff.
- We've made the audit more user-friendly.
- We have a new ethics policy to protect both patients and
- We've included advice for participants on how to test
the quality of their own data.
- All participating services will receive a certificate of
- We've added a patient satisfaction questionnaire to help
evaluate continuing care for people with Parkinson's.
Read previous audit reports
If you have any questions about the National Parkinson's Audit -
or you'd like to receive our Audit Alert e-newsletter -
please email email@example.com