Parkinson’s Service

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Specialist services are now planning for restoration and recovery.

During this period we continue to triage patients referred to us offering support via education leaflets, websites, telephone and digital consultations. Face to face home visits are available for essential visits only.

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.

  • Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson’s or a Parkinson’s variant:
    • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
    • Cortico-Basal Degeneration (CBD)
    • Parkinson’s with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)
  • Patients over 16 years of age
  • Patients who have a GP in the South, South West or East areas in Lincolnshire. (For patients in the Lincoln area, the Parkinson’s service is managed by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT)

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

  • 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:

If you live in the Lincoln or Gainsborough areas, please contact David Smith, Parkinson’s Nurse at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) on 01522 597904.

Back to Specialist Services Date last modified 06/07/2022