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Welcome to the Derby Parkinson's Disease website. The site is for people with Parkinson's and their carers, and for health professionals.

Derby Parkinson's Symposium 2022. The 7th annual Parkinson's Symposium for people with Parkinson's and their carers will take place at 2-4pm GMT on 21st November 2022. This will be an online event. Included: An update on advances in Parkinson's Research - a personal view presented by Professor Richard Walker; pratical tips on dealing with the increased cost of living; seated mindfulness; seated dance; Q&A with the Derby Parkinson's team. Registration details to follow.

Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence. The Parkinson's Foundation has named Derby Parkinson's Service a centre of excellence for Parkinson's, one of only two such centres in the UK. At the end of 2021, we were delighted to receive a $60,000 award from the Parkinson's Foundation to further develop local Parkinson's services. This award follows a International Innovation Grant in 2019 to begin Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for local people with Parkinson's and mild cognitive impairment or early dementia. We also recieved funding to support Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for people with Parkinson's. We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Parkinson's Foundation.

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Parkinson's Disease: A Multidisciplinary Guide to Management. This new book for professionals was published by Elsevier in December 2021. It was edited by Fiona Lindop and Rob Skelly form the Derby Parkinson's Team. Many members of the team contributed to various chapters in the book.

Parkinson's UK Service Development Grant. The Derby Parkinson's Team was delighted to be awarded a £22,000 service development grant to integrate physical and mental health services for peole with Parkinson's. The project started in March 2019. The project revealed unmet mental health care needs in people with Parkinson's . This model of closer working was well-rated by staff and service-users alike. The project also resulted in the development of a clozapine service for psychosis in Parkinson's. We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Parkinson's UK.

All Party Parliamentary Group for Parkinson's Enquiry Members of the Derby Parkinson's were pleased to give evidence in person to the APPG enquiry into anxiety and depression in people with Parkinson's. The resulting report can be accessed here: Mental Health Matters Too.

Parkinson's Excellence Network Awards 2017. The Derby Parkinson's Team was highly commended in the first Parkinson's Excellence Network Awards held in March 2017.

PDNSA Parkinson's Team of the Year Award 2015. The Derby Teaching Hospitals Parkinson's Team was honoured to receive the Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialist Association Parkinson's Team of the Year Award 2015. The award was collected by Lisa Brown.

"Decade of difference award 2013." Dr Rob Skelly was delighted to receive a decade of difference award from the Parkinson's Academy in 2013. The award was for contributions to developing Parkinson's services.

Derby Hospitals Team of the Year 2011. The Parkinson's Team won the Derby Hospitals Team of the year award. The winning team was chosen by the chairman of the Trust Board and was commended for its committment to high quality clinical care

The Derby Parkinson's Disease Team has won the Hospital Doctor Parkinson's Team of the Year Award 2007. Click here to find out more.

Local Services for Parkinson's Disease are described. These include:

  • The Movement Disorder Clinic led by Dr Lakmali Jarman, Consultant Neurologist;
  • The Multidisciplinary Parkinson's Disease Clinic led by Dr Rob Skelly, Consultant Physician;
  • Community hospital Parkinson's services provided by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and led by Dr Skelly.
  • Parkinson's UK local branches

General information and advice about Parkinson's Disease is also included. Topics include:



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Baroness Gale, Steve Ford, Rob Skelly, Gary Berry

Launch of the APPG report "Mental Health Matters Too" at the Houses of Parliament, 9th May 2018. From left, Gary Berry, Baroness Gale, Steve Ford (CEO of Parkinson's UK), Rob Skelly