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Past audits

Find out what we discovered in our past UK Parkinson's audits.

The 2015 audit

The 2015 UK Parkinson's Audit gave the biggest ever picture of the state of Parkinson's services, showcasing good practice but highlighting many areas for improvement.

It was the first to include a Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM), giving people with Parkinson's a stronger voice in rating the services they receive.

2015 priorities for change and areas for improvement

Access to a full multidisciplinary team

Only 13% of those who took part in the audit offer a fully integrated service.

Timely provision of patient information

Only 65% of respondents felt they received enough information on diagnosis.

Addressing issues with inpatient management

Less than 50% of those admitted to hospital always got their Parkinson's medication at the right time.

Consistent use of standardised assessments

Around 40% of people were not assessed for blood pressure, pain and bone health in neurology services.

Anticipatory care planning

Only 28% of those with markers of advanced Parkinson's had any recorded discussion of end of life care issues.

Download the 2015 summary report

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2015 UK Parkinson's Audit summary report (PDF, 4MB)
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More past audits

2012

This audit reported on the care provided to 4,079 people with Parkinson's - from elderly care, neurology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy services.

2012 National Parkinson's Audit report (PDF, 2.5MB)

2011

Occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy were added in 2011. Previously, the audit focused on neurology care and elderly care services only.

This audit evaluated care given to 6,106 patients with Parkinson's from 325 services (equivalent to 191 Trusts).

2011 National Parkinson's Audit report (PDF, 1.3MB)

2010

We audited 1,880 patients with a suspected Parkinson's diagnosis from 53 Trusts or equivalent organisations.

2010 Parkinson's Audit report (PDF, 290KB)

2009

The first Parkinson's Audit, with 41 centres who provided elderly care or neurology services giving data on 1,256 patients.

2009 Parkinson's Audit report (PDF, 274KB)