Media and press office

We're here to answer journalists' queries on Parkinson's research, fundraising, support, policy, campaigns, events, lifestyle issues and the condition. We provide expert comment in response to queries about Parkinson's.

Contact our media team

If you are a journalist with an urgent out of hours media inquiry, please call 07961 460 248.

About Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. 

Anyone can get Parkinson’s, young or old. In the UK, around 153,000 people are already living with Parkinson’s. 

Every hour, 2 more people are diagnosed. That’s the same as 18,000 people every year. 1 in 37 people alive today will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s in their lifetime.

Case studies and spokespeople for interview

We know real life stories can bring news to life. Contact us to put your story into context and organise interviews with people with Parkinson's, their families and carers anywhere in the UK. We can also help you to liaise with our VIP and celebrity supporters about media opportunities.

We have expert spokespeople available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to comment on a wide range of topics including:

  • Parkinson's research and the search for a cure.
  • Parkinson's nurses and specialist Parkinson's care.
  • Health and social care policy and campaigns.
  • Fundraising and events.

About Parkinson’s UK

We’re the largest European charitable funder of Parkinson's research. We know we’re close to major breakthroughs. By funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day.

Until then, we're here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Fighting for fair treatment and better services. Making everyone see its real impact.

We are Parkinson's UK. Powered by people. Funded by you. Together we'll find a cure.

What is Parkinson's?

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.

There's currently no cure for Parkinson's, but there are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help you manage the condition.