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Right referral: Neurology (1 CPD hour)

Consultant neurologist Dr Richard Davenport continues our series on the key issues GPs face when referring patients.

Learning objectives

This module will advise on good referral practices in neurology, covering:

  • When to refer patients with tingly, painful arms and hands
  • Managing headache and when to refer urgently
  • When to suspect a central cause of vertigo
  • Deciding whether to refer gait problems to a geriatrician or neurologist
  • Deciding whether to refer to a neurosurgeon or a neurologist

This module is free for all registered members of Pulse Learning until19th October 2011.


Dr Richard Davenport is consultant neurologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Western General Hospital, and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

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