We call on the Government to invest in better treatments for Parkinson's

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. Every hour 2 more people are diagnosed with the condition, adding to the 1 million people in the UK who live with or watch their loved ones suffer, with this degenerative condition that currently has no cure.

As the numbers grow, so does the cost. It is estimated that Parkinson's costs people with the condition and the taxpayer £3.2billion per year in treatment, care and welfare services, yet what the UK Government spends on Parkinson's research has reduced for each of the last 3 years, down to £15.3million in 2019/20.

Despite recognition of the accelerating neurological pandemic by the World Health Organisation and governments globally, most people with Parkinson’s still rely on a drug developed in the 1960’s to mask symptoms. The drug’s side effects are often as debilitating over time as the condition itself.

Our call:

We want the UK Government to invest in Parkinson’s research, to improve lives and save money over time.Therefore, we the undersigned, call on the UK Government to commit 1% (£32 million per year) of the current cost of care into the search for a cure.

Please sign here today so that people with Parkinson’s can have a brighter tomorrow.   

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