Adult Social Care

Response to question on Parkinson’s Nurses, raised at Full Council on 23 January 2019

Parkinson’s Nurses

Comments by Virginia Welch

As you explained in your statement, specialist nurses play a vital role in giving expert care to people with Parkinson’s as part of a wider care pathway. They also alleviate some of the challenges faced by family carers. I was disappointed to hear that the Parkinson’s nurse position in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been vacant for over a year and that residents have been without this support.

Following the Council meeting, Cllr Sarah Addenbrooke sent a letter to the West London CCG urging the NHS to clarify their position and fill this vacancy as soon as possible.