Parkinson's specialist nurses. My bug bear!!!
When we have phoned them, not very often, it's usually an answer phone message, often with the fact that they,'are on a course', 'at a conference,' 'on holiday.' When you do eventually get a phone back it's an appointment in 3 weeks or so.Far too late for intervention when you have phoned because you are in crisis because of something new.
What annoys me even more is that in the last year we have had a new PSN and, because she has to be in clinic on the very day that our branch meets, she can never attend, or has made no effort to tell the consultant that, maybe attending our meeting, once in a while,would be good to resolve small issues, before they became greater issues. And the best of all that this PSN said, 'well, I have to attend clinic because the consultant needs me to learn!! 'There was me under the delusion that PSN's were just that; specialists, to some extent on the condition, NOT learning on the job.
However, our PSN, in the last year has been only too happy to attend our PAW event, free Christmas lunch, and free tickets to our branch's fundraising events. Perks of the job, seem to come before actually doing the job.