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This revised competency framework describes the competencies (in terms of knowledge, education and skills) required by specialist nurses to provide safe and effective care for people with Parkinson’s.

Stage: Diagnosis, Maintenance, Complex, End of life

Topic: Care strategies, Service improvement

Profession: Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)

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Help your recently diagnosed patients and service users come to terms with the condition with Parkinson's UK's New to Parkinson's film.

Stage: Diagnosis

Topic: Care strategies, Patient involvement

Profession: Geriatrician, GP, Neurologist, Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)

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This booklet is designed to be given to people affected by Parkinson’s to start the conversation about taking part in research.

Stage: Maintenance, Complex

Topic: Patient involvement, Research

Profession: Speech and language therapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physiotherapist, Geriatrician, Dietitian, Neurologist, Occupational therapist, Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)

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This leaflet for patients and their carers gives information about the common complications people with Parkinson's might experience at home and what can be done to manage these to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

Stage: Maintenance, Complex, End of life

Topic: Care strategies, Mental health, Patient involvement, Service improvement, Side effects, Symptoms, Treatments and medication

Profession: All professions

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This care plan outlines the common complications people with Parkinson's might experience in the community, why these may arise and what actions professionals can take to address them to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

Stage: Maintenance, Complex, End of life

Topic: Care strategies, Mental health, Service improvement, Side effects, Symptoms, Treatments and medication

Profession: All professions

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These guidelines explain the nutritional consequences of Parkinson's, and strategies for managing nutrition-related symptoms.

Stage: Maintenance, Complex

Topic: Care strategies, Service improvement, Side effects, Social care, Symptoms, Treatments and medication

Profession: All professions

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This leaflet outlines all the support and information we offer for GPs and practice nurses, as well as their patients who have Parkinson's.

Stage: Diagnosis, Maintenance, Complex, End of life

Topic: Care strategies, Symptoms, Treatments and medication

Profession: GP

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This booklet is for hospital staff. It tells you everything you need to know about Parkinson’s, and how to provide the highest quality care for your patients.

Stage: Diagnosis, Maintenance, End of life

Topic: Care strategies, Mental health, Service improvement, Side effects, Symptoms, Treatments and medication

Profession: Speech and language therapist, Psychologist, Physiotherapist, Geriatrician, Dietitian, Neurologist, Pharmacist, Occupational therapist, Nurse (Parkinson's nurse), Nurse (other)

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This booklet is for care home staff, and has all the information you need about Parkinson's – and how to care best for someone with the condition.

Stage: Diagnosis, Maintenance, End of life

Topic: Care strategies, Mental health, Service improvement, Side effects, Social care, Symptoms, Treatments and medication

Profession: Care worker, Care manager

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Advice for pharmacists on how Parkinson's presents, the side effects of common treatments and the role of pharmacists in providing patient care.

Stage: Maintenance, Complex, End of life

Topic: Care strategies, Symptoms, Treatments and medication

Profession: Pharmacist

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