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PenPRIG promotes the involvement of the people of Cornwall and Devon in clinical research into Parkinson’s.

We work through local research meetings, Facebook and our website.  We aim to help you better understand the science of Parkinson’s and find opportunities to participate in studies.

We arrange for researchers to talk about their work, we encourage local research initiatives and we share information and experiences.

We give reasons why you should participate in research,  and maintain a register of where and how you can do so.  We aim to explain the opportunities in ordinary language.

The PenPRiIG Facebook Group is the news channel and the place for feedback and comments.

PenPRIG is an independent team of volunteers, The Steering Group includes Chairman Ulli Funken, Secretary Sue Whipps, Treasurer Chris Maycock and Devon Representative Nigel Coleman. We are an Unincorporated Association.

Our work is funded by donations from local people and organisations.We appreciate the support of the organisations and individuals helping us to achieve our aims.

Thank you for visiting our website. Our aim is clear presentation and ease of use bearing in mind some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s, and it is therefore best suited to a PC or tablet. Links (underlined text) will always open in a new browser tab. When using our website and its information, we assume that you have read and understood the terms and conditions on which we operate the website and provide the information. These include our Privacy Policy and how we use Cookies.

We try to keep information about our Branch activities up to date and correct, and to provide useful information about Parkinson’s and about our events.  However, we make no representations about its completeness or accuracy, or its suitability for your personal circumstances.  Any reliance you place on the information is at your own risk.