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Updated 13th May 2020  

Due to the current situation with COVID 19 the Parkinson’s service and other Services within Neurology are operating an emergency service for patients Monday to Friday. A number of staff have been redeployed to more frontline areas to work during this pandemic. Neurology services are currently working very hard on a ‘recovery plan’. Some of the criteria that is being looked at  is the option of virtual appointments called “anytime anywhere” which offers a consultation with patients via the internet using laptops. This will not be convenient for all patients so the Neurology service are looking at how to operate face to face to clinic appointments with safe distance measures in place within the clinic room environment. Take care and thanks for thinking of us all hope to see you all soon

 Best Wishes

Becky Slimmon
Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse

Parkinson’s Specialist Nurses.

Two nurses have recently left the PDSN service and it takes time to recruit replacements. People will be followed up as usual but there may be delays in clinic waiting times for the time being. Some South Cambs clinics will be covered by Peterborough-based nurses for a short period. Amanda and Lorna are still at Cambridge. Please try to be understanding.

There is a change to the telephone service: please take note. The new number to dial is 0330 726 0077 which takes you to the county-wide admin hub during office hours. You will hear a message “Thank you for calling CPFT NHS Community Services. Please press
button 2 for Huntingdon,
button 3 for Ely and Fenland,
button 4 for Peterborough
button 5 for Cambridge”.
There is no answering machine to leave a voice message. The call-handler will take the call and direct the message to the appropriate team to request a call back. All calls will go through this route: there are no direct lines to the nurses.

[‘Office hours’ in this case is likely to mean 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.
The generic email address which is checked every day should still work:
Most of our Branch members will press button 2 for Huntingdon area, but those in the Ramsey area may have to press button 3.
I have asked which villages are concerned, but have not yet had a reply. I assume it is those which usually have nurses from Peterborough.David Rudd]

Parkinson’s Nurses. We have frequently been asked who the nurses are now as the previous list was now out of date, we are waiting an update
Peterborough and Fenland area   

Cambridge and Huntingdon area

Becky Slimmon                  Senior Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse