BGS Scotland

Audit

The UK Parkinson’s Audit is a biannual audit supported by Parkinson’s UK. The audit takes a multi-professional approach, involving Elderly care and Neurology consultants who provide care for people with movement disorders, Parkinson’s nurses and physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists who also care for people with Parkinson’s.

In 2015, the audit gave the biggest ever picture of the state of Parkinson’s services, showcasing good practice but highlighting many areas for improvement. Overall, it provided information on the care provided to 8,846 people with Parkinson’s from 432 services.

It was the first to include a Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM), giving people with Parkinson’s a stronger voice in rating the services they receive, and received feedback from 5,834 people with Parkinson’s and their carers.

Further information on the 2015 audit, including the Executive Summary and significant findings, is available on the Parkinson’s UK website.

The 2017 audit is currently underway, with the data collection period closing on the 1st October 2017.