ALL patients in the Vale of York who have Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions such as epilepsy, motor neurone disease and MS are being urged to raise awareness of the illnesses.

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting Parkinson’s UK in its campaign to raise public awareness and understanding of the progressive neurological condition.

A spokesman said about 127,000 people in the UK suffered from Parkinson’s and there was currently no cure, but there were a lot of treatments available. Chief clinical officer Dr Mark Hayes said: “Raising awareness of the disease and its symptoms is vitally important to ensure that people recognise when they or a friend or relative might have Parkinson’s so they can access the right support and treatment as soon as possible. “