Specialist commentators

Specialist commentators

The following clinicians contributed to this briefing:

  • Carl Counsell, honorary consultant neurologist and clinical reader, NHS Grampian and University of Aberdeen, did not declare any interests.

  • Jan Adriaan Coebergh, consultant neurologist with special interests in movement disorders, cognitive neurology and functional symptoms. St Georges Healthcare Clinicians, given 3 pairs of Walkwithpath shoes to trial (2017 to ongoing).

  • Dr Lucy Strens, consultant neurologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, did not declare any interests.

  • Dr Jane Alty, consultant neurologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, shareholder in ClearSky Medical Diagnostics (2016 to ongoing), member of advisory boards for Abbvie and Merz, paid training facilitator for Allergan; part of a team that won an international award from Hummies (prize money) for work on Parkinson's dyskinesia; sponsorship to attend medical conferences from Ipsen Ltd, UCB, Bial, Britannia, Medtronic, AbbVie.

  • Dr Yen Tai, consultant neurologist, Imperial College NHS Trust, involved in research on wearable devices to monitor gait freezing (2015 to ongoing), has been loaned a Path Finder device by the company to trial (2016 to ongoing).

  • Dr Richard Genever, consultant physician and geriatrician, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, did not declare any interests.

  • Dr Jane Noble, consultant geriatrician, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, did not declare any interests.

Representatives from the following patient organisations contributed to this briefing:

  • Parkinson's UK.