Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Adults with Parkinson's disease have a point of contact with specialist services.

Statement 2 Adults with Parkinson's disease taking dopaminergic therapy are given information about the risk of impulse control disorders, when starting treatment and at least annually.

Statement 3 Adults with Parkinson's disease are referred to physiotherapy, occupational therapy or speech and language therapy if they have problems with balance, motor function, activities of daily living, communication, swallowing or saliva.

Statement 4 Adults with Parkinson's disease who are in hospital or a care home take levodopa within 30 minutes of their individually prescribed administration time.

Statement 5 Services for adults with Parkinson's disease provide access to clozapine and patient monitoring for treating hallucinations and delusions.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services (see the NICE Pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing Parkinson's disease services include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.