Overview

Parkinson's disease

Our Parkinson's disease service supports people who have or are suspected of having:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Parkinson's plus syndromes
  • tremor
  • dystonic syndromes (muscle problems)
  • Huntington's disease 
  • other movement disorders

Parkinson's disease is a condition that damages the brain over many years. It’s caused by a reduction in the amount of dopamine, which is a chemical in the brain. Symptoms can include:

  • Involuntary shaking (tremor)
  • slow movement
  • stiff or rigid muscles

These symptoms can be caused by other conditions so it is important to get a diagnosis.

Parkinson's disease is a long-term condition.

Parkinson's advice line

The Parkinson's nurses can provide advice and support for patients coming to our clinics, and their relatives.

You can call the advice line on 020 7188 5832 if you:

  • have questions about your diagnosis
  • have questions about your medicine
  • are getting side effects that you think might be caused by your Parkinson’s medicine
  • have concerns that need to be addressed before your next appointment

You'll need to leave a message that includes:

  • your full name and date of birth
  • your hospital number (if you know it) or address
  • the reason for your call
  • a phone number we can contact you on, and times we can call you back

Messages are collected twice a day and calls will be prioritised by the nurses. Any urgent calls will be returned the same day (or the next working day if it's a weekend or bank holiday). Other calls will be returned in 3 working days.

If you miss a call, a message will be left where possible and 1 further attempt will be made to contact you.

Health information

Team

Our consultants:

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 8883

Email: [email protected]

Parkinson's advice line

Phone: 020 7188 5832

Email: [email protected]

We're available Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm, and Friday, 9am to 12.30pm.

Appointments

For new patients, phone: 020 7188 2000 

St Thomas' follow-up appointments, phone: 020 7188 3903 

Guy's follow-up appointments, phone: 020 7188 3969 

Addresses

Neurology department, 3rd floor, Lambeth Wing, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Neurology department, 1st floor, Southwark Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

We're open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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