NICE Parkinson's disease quality standard [QS164]

This quality standard covers the management of Parkinson's in adults. It does not include treatment of parkinsonism not caused by Parkinson's. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Topic
Access to multi-disciplinary teams
Care strategies
Infection and falls prevention, and bone health
Information from diagnosis
Inpatient care and medicines management
Service improvement
Side effects
Social care
Standardising assessments
Symptoms
Stage
Complex
Diagnosis
End of life
Maintenance
Resource type
Tools
Profession
All professions
Last reviewed

The standard provides a set of statements. These statements will help improve your services and treatment of people with Parkinson's.

The statements cover:

  • point of contact with specialist services
  • information about impulse control disorders
  • referral to physiotherapy, occupational therapy or speech and language therapy
  • levodopa in hospital or a care home
  • access to clozapine for treating hallucinations and delusions

Who is the quality standard for?

Commissioners of health and care services and professionals.

View the NICE Parkinson's disease quality standard