C+D has spoken to Stephanie Bancroft, community pharmacist and LPF lead for London Northwest, who has a special interest in Parkinson's disease. She discusses how the condition presents, the side effects of common treatments and the role of pharmacists in providing patient care.
Although specialists are required to make the diagnosis and initiate treatment in Parkinson's patients, there is also a vital role for community pharmacy. Pharmacists can help patients suffering from the common side effects of treatment and ensure patients manage their medication. Listen below to hear more:
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For further information:
Parkinson's UK website
'UK Parkinson's Excellence Network: Foundation module for pharmacists
NHS choices: Parkinson's Disease
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