The West Midlands Parkinson’s Network was founded in 2014 by Drs Lindahl and Strens, with the aim of bringing together all healthcare professionals who care for people with Parkinson’s. To date, the network has approximately 300 members.
The WNPN works closely with the third sector, including Parkinson’s UK, the Cure Parkinson’s Trust, the MSA Trust and the PSP Association. The WMPN seeks to raise awareness of the burden of Parkinson’s, to act as a united voice to lobby for improved services, to reduce inequity of service regionally, to develop regional pathways and guidelines and to develop standards of care for commissioners and providers.
Collaboration between WMPN members and other Parkinson’s networks in the UK avoids duplication of work, facilitates the sharing of best practice and the dissemination of examples of innovative practice.