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Steve Ford joined Parkinson's UK as chief executive in September 2005.

Parkinson’s UK is determined to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Steve has led a major expansion of the charity, establishing a national network of Parkinson’s Information and Support Workers and developing the research, campaigning and education activities of the charity. In 2009, the charity went through a major rebrand and set out its ambitious 5 year strategy. This involved a change in name from Parkinson’s Disease Society to Parkinson’s UK. Parkinson’s UK won the Charity Time’s Charity of the Year 2011 award in recognition of the impact of the new strategy.

Steve is also chair of the Neurological Alliance.

Before taking up his present position, he was chief executive of a NHS Primary Care Trust in Kent having worked for the NHS for over 20 years in a range of general management positions.

Blog Entries by Steve Ford

Parkinson's, What Do We Really Know?

(5) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM

This summer, Bob Hoskins became the latest member to join a small but select group of high profile figures - including Michael J Fox and Muhammad Ali - to be diagnosed with Parkinson's.
 
This shock revelation and the flurry of press activity that followed, helped to...

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