Parkinson’s nurses are general nurses with specialist experience, knowledge and skill in Parkinson's. They play a vital role in caring for people with the condition. They also offer information and advice to families of people with Parkinson’s and to other health and social care professionals. They support people in coming to terms with their diagnosis and help them to manage their medication so that they get the best results and fewer side effects. Parkinson's nurses can make referrals to other professionals such as speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Access to a Parkinson's nurse is through a referral from you GP.