Newly diagnosed volunteers needed to help find a cure for Parkinson's

We have launched an appeal for 1,000 volunteers to take part in a groundbreaking research project in the Thames Valley region.

In 2009 we awarded our largest ever funding of £5million to The Monument Discovery Award at the University of Oxford for a project to accelerate progress towards a cure.

One part of the project in the Thames Valley region aims to develop new and better ways to diagnose Parkinson's at the earliest possible stage.

The study is running across 10 hospitals in the Thames Valley region: Amersham, Stoke Mandeville, Banbury, Kettering, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford and Reading, with a new site to open in Maidenhead/Ascot.

You may be eligible to take part if you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's in the last three years or have a brother or sister with the condition.

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Finding new ways to diagnose Parkinson's faster and earlier is a key part of our Research Strategy - what difference do you think this would make for people with Parkinson's?