Parkinson’s Service

The Parkinson’s specialist service provides information, advice, and support to people with Parkinson’s living in their own homes or care homes.  Support is also given to carers, families and other health or social care professionals, involved in their care.  Appointments can be face to face (in clinic settings or at home), by telephone, or video consultation.

  • Amy Cheevers, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse and Clinical Team Lead
  • Deborah Whitfield, Parkinson’s Specialist Physiotherapist and Operational Team Lead – South and South West Lincolnshire only
  • Sharon Insley, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse
  • Emma Perry, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse
  • Jill Osborne, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse
  • Tracey Best, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse
  • Holly Musgrave, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse

  • Patient’s registered with a GP within NHS Lincolnshire ICB (Integrated Care Board)
  • Aged 16 years or over
  • Confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson’s by a consultant (Neurologist or special interest in the condition)
  • Parkinson’s variants:
    • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
    • Cortico-Basal Degeneration (CBD)
    • Parkinson’s with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)
    • Vascular Parkinsonism
    • Drug-induced Parkinsonism

  • Support throughout all stages of the condition, from initial diagnosis
  • Parkinson’s specialist practitioner assessment to identify and manage specific needs, in conjunction with the patient, their family and carers – either in clinic or in the person’s normal residence
  • Support to monitor and review the effectiveness of the medications for Parkinson’s and associated symptoms
  • Specialist Physiotherapist assessment, advice and treatment (South and South West areas only)
  • Working in partnership with other health and social care professionals involved to achieve the best possible outcomes
  • Education to health and social care colleagues to promote a greater understanding and awareness of Parkinson’s

The service runs Monday to Friday, from 9am-5pm, excluding Bank Holidays.

New referrals will be accepted from consultants, GPs, and other health and social care professionals. Please email the referral form to lhnt.lchsreferrals@nhs.net.

If you have previously been known to the Parkinson’s service and discharged, you are welcome to contact the team by a way of self-referral.

If you are already known to the service and wish to speak to one of the team, please contact us on:

A Physiotherapist is a healthcare professional who helps keep people moving and functioning as much as possible. They will assess how the Parkinson’s affects your movement, whether you’re newly diagnosed, or you’ve had the condition for some time. This means they can help to keep up your fitness levels and maintain good posture and balance as your condition progresses. This will help you to remain independent as long as possible and also to help avoid future issues. Evidence has shown that exercising and being physically active is just as important as taking your medications for managing the condition.

Guidance suggests that people with Parkinson’s should be referred to Physiotherapy in the early stages of the condition, for assessment, education, and advice, including information about physical activity. Visit the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) website for further guidance.

Further information about physiotherapy for people with Parkinson’s can be found on the Parkinson's website.

The Parkinson’s UK Exercise framework can also be found on the Parkinson's website.

Back to Specialist Services Date last modified 02/12/2022