After 18 months of campaigning NHS England finally agreed they would fund Duodopa, a life-changing drug for people with advanced Parkinson’s. Please see our web story for more information.
As of today (6 July) people with Parkinson’s in England will now have access to the drug, which is used to control the symptoms of Parkinson’s where all other oral treatments have failed.
It’s a treatment that’s only suitable for a small number of people – maybe 75-100 each year, but it’s a monumental victory for us and for people affected by the condition.
People across the rest of the UK can access the drug, however the processes they have to go through are very complex. So we hope this decision can help everyone across the UK get access to this life-changing treatment.
I would like to thank all of you who got involved with the Parkinson's UK campaign which secured the support of 98 MPs. We couldn't have done this without you.
If you’re not a member of our campaigns network then why not join today – as the Duodopa result truly demonstrates the difference we can make for everyone living with Parkinson’s across the UK when we unite as one voice.