Centre of Excellence in Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders

The group focuses on high quality clinical and translational work addressing non motor aspects of Parkinson’s disease (PD) regarded and listed as a key unmet need by NICE.

Centre Of Excellence

King’s Health Partners is one of only two centres in the UK to receive the status of Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence for the treatment and research of Parkinson’s disease.

Led by Professor K Ray Chaudhuri, Director of the Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence at King’s College Hospital and King’s College London, the team spans across neurosciences, nursing and therapies, and provides a full spectrum of services.

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Led by Prof K Ray Chaudhuri, EUROPAR is a multidisciplinary group that was formed to perform “real life” non-motor based clinical studies across a wide range of people with Parkinson’s throughout Europe.

The main aim of EUROPAR is to pursue studies as they happen in real life and described as a “holistic” natural history study in Parkinson’s. The study will additionally include people with Parkinson’s who are often excluded from clinical trials e.g. due to their age.

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What is Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease, first described by James Parkinson in 1817 in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, is one of the most important disabling illnesses particularly prevalent in later life. It is estimated to affect 1% of 70-year-olds, but is also seen in younger people, with 10% of cases occurring before the age of 50.

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Funders & partners

Without the generosity of people and funding bodies our research would not be possible. We acknowledge and we are very grateful to our funders and partners.

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