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22 May 2015
The new post will bring the number of Parkinson's nurses in Bedfordshire to three, which significantly improves access to the specialist neurological service.
Anne Murray, Director of Nursing and Quality at Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We wanted to improve the quality and consistency of the service to patients who have Parkinson’s. Having a service which brings together community based clinics at GP practices with hospital care means better access for patients with more support closer to home. By increasing the number of specialist nurses, we can give a more consistent service county-wide.”
“There’s strong evidence to show that as well as being cost effective, Parkinson’s nurses improve patient experience. By working with local champions, who are people affected by Parkinson’s, we fully understand the needs of the local Parkinson’s community and it was clear that an additional Parkinson’s nurse was needed.
“We are delighted that through successful joint working we have been able to achieve this. We look forward to continuing to work with Bedfordshire CCG on the review of wider neurological services in the area.”