The EPDA developed The European Parkinson’s Disease Standards of Care Consensus Statement to define in plain language what the optimal management of Parkinson’s should be. The fact is there was no such European consensus on Parkinson’s management in existence – and furthermore no overall definition of what good-quality care should consist of. The document, therefore – agreed after many months of discussion and debate by a great number of high-profile experts in the field of Parkinson’s – provides practical help to improve standards of Parkinson’s care across Europe. And what makes this EPDA-led Consensus Statement so convincing is that it includes the voice that really matters – the people with Parkinson’s themselves, who were involved every step of the way in the development process.
Since its launch in the European Parliament in November 2011, the Consensus Statement has been translated into a number of European languages and has been read, supported and endorsed by a number of European policymakers.
In December 2012, the document was updated to Volume II.