Parkinson’s and Related Conditions
This specialist clinic is run by a multi-disciplinary team providing assessment, support, rehabilitation and general health advice for people with Parkinson’s and other related disorders, including PSP – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, MSA – Multi System Atrophy, CBD – Corticobasal Degeneration, and DLB – Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
St. Martin’s Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP
t: 01225 831 518
More about us
This service is for adults who are under consultant care for movement disorders Parkinson’s and Other Related Conditions and who are registered with a Bath and North East Somerset GP.
Most of the appointments take place at the Clara Cross Centre at St Martin’s Hospital, however some visits may take place in your home. Some of our Specialist Nurse Led clinics are held at Paulton and Keynsham.
When you attend the clinic you will see a nurse who will check your blood pressure, height and weight. This will then be followed by a consultation with a Doctor or Specialist Nurse who will complete a full assessment of your needs.
You will have the opportunity to discuss any issues or difficulties which you are experiencing. From this you may see a member of our team.
The team includes:
- Doctors – medical review
- Parkinsons Specialist Nurses
- Physiotherapy – optimise your physical fitness and address difficulties with movement and balance.
- Occupational Therapy – strategies/equipment to maintain independence in your everyday life
- Psychology – provide evidence-based psychological assessment and intervention to optimise your emotional wellbeing
- Speech and Language Therapy – offering advice and therapy to address issues with communication, swallowing and saliva management
- Therapy Assistants – supporting the therapists to help you work towards your goals.
- Administrators – to deal with your queries
How do I access this service?
You can be referred initially to the service by your:
- Consultant geriatrician
Once registered with the service you can refer yourself back to see any team member for support or advice at any time.
- Always take your medication on time
- Do not stop your medication without speaking to your GP or member of the Movement Disorder Clinic
- It is important to keep hydrated – drink regular and often throughout the day this will help you to avoid becoming constipated.
- Keep moving – ensure you take exercise every day
- Keep an eye on your posture – ensure you are upright as possible
- If you experience any changes in your condition please contact your GP or Nurse Specialist to let them know