Our partnership with Paydens

Since 2018, Parkinson's UK and Paydens Pharmacies have been working together to support people living with Parkinson's and raise vital funds for our research and support services.

The independent family owned and operated company was founded in 1969 by Chairman Dennis Pay, who was himself diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2008.  

Reviewing medication

Medicine and expert support is key to helping people with Parkinson's manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. So as part of the partnership, Parkinson's UK has trained 10 Paydens pharmacists to deliver Parkinson's-specific medicines use reviews (MUR).

Pharmacists carry out MURs with their patients to make sure they're getting maximum benefit from their drugs. They also let pharmacists advise and support patients with other issues (for example, non-motor symptoms) and identify anyone who needs specialist interventions.

Raising money

Paydens staff and customers have also taken part in fundraising and awareness activities and helped to raise over £60,000 to date.

Alexander Pay, the company's Managing Director, said: "Last year our pharmacies served around 5,000 patients with Parkinson's, so we're excited about the future potential of this partnership to explore how we can further support our customers to understand and manage their Parkinson's medication and to show the vital role that community pharmacy can have in long-term condition management."

Meet our corporate partners

Find out about our many other partnerships with companies to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's UK.