Specialist services

Patients may be referred for specialist services by their consultant, Parkinson's disease nurse or GP.

Botulinum toxin injections (Botox)

This can be used in people with Parkinson’s disease who have long-term difficulties with muscle spasm or drooling. It is carried out at the Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton General Hospital, usually as part of an outpatient clinic appointment.

Palliative care

This is provided by consultant led clinics, community geriatricians, district nursing and community matrons who have links with Oakhaven Hospice and Countess Mountbatten House.

Falls assessments

Consultant led clinics, community geriatricians, and community rehab teams carry out assessment and offer exercises and advice.

Imaging: DaTSCaN

A research tool which is not usually appropriate in clinical settings but may occasionally be requested in certain cases.