Find out what we discovered in our past UK Parkinson's audits.
The 2015 audit
The 2015 UK Parkinson's Audit gave the first proper overview 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.
More past audits
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.
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).
We audited 1,880 patients with a suspected Parkinson's diagnosis from 53 Trusts or equivalent organisations.
The first Parkinson's Audit, with 41 centres who provided elderly care or neurology services giving data on 1,256 patients.
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