Hospital pharmacy Parkinson's time critical medication guide

A guide to support hospital pharmacy staff in implementing time critical Parkinson’s medication management.

Last reviewed
  • Inpatient care and medicines management
Resource type
  • Publications
  • Pharmacist
  • Complex

What is this guide?

It’s vital that people with Parkinson’s take their medication within 30 minutes of the prescribed time. Even a slight delay can have serious implications. Further delays and missed medications can cause long lasting harm for someone living with Parkinson’s.


Hospital pharmacists play an important role in ensuring that people with Parkinson’s get their medication on time, every time.


Use this flow chart guide to ensure your hospital pharmacy has systems in place to avoid harm to patients. 


Who is it for?

This guide is for hospital pharmacy staff.


How was the factsheet developed?

This draft guide has been developed by healthcare professionals in the Parkinson’s Excellence Network.