"Outpatients visits to the neurology clinic for..."
About: Royal Berkshire Hospital Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading RG1 5AN
Posted by Kathie Smallwood
The outpatients is used by several different conditions at the same time. It is hot, overcrowded and generally running late. After all of the waiting the consultant spends very little time with you and rarely makes any useful suggestions. Although I invariably fill in the Non-motor symptoms questionnaire downloaded from Parkinson's UK website it is rarely looked at and the problems are not addressed. If there is any need for me to see other specialities then a further appointment is necessary wasting more time and money sending appointment letters. I have been offered only 3 sessions of physio in the 7 years since I have been diagnosed and have been given a variety of drugs but have not had any other treatments recommended. My general state of health has not been monitored regularly, despite the quantity of drugs which I take. Without Parkinson's UK information would be very hard to get