Neurology Red Flags

Date17 March 2018
DurationHalf day
Start Time09:00
End Time13:00
TypeClassroom based



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Whilst we endeavour to provide a 'gold standard' service to all course participants, if you are registering less than 72 hours before the start of the event, you should be aware that some materials may not be readily available on the day and we may contact you with regards to catering arrangements.

About the workshop

This morning workshop will be led by Dr David Nicholl, Consultant Neurologist at Sandwell & West Bimingham Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Birmingham, UK.

 Input into the topics has been provided by GPwSI and P-CNS Chair Dr Nassif Mansour. It is an ideal opportunity for primary care professionals refresh their knowledge and skills in identifying and taking appropriate action when patients present with key neurology ‘red flags' symptoms.

The workshop is divided in to a number of sessions, each tackling a different symptom (e.g. headache, weakness, tingling, dizziness incl. LOC, tremor, memory). There will be ample opportunity for you to discuss issues currently challenging you. 

If you have any cases you may be managing in your practice and you would like to discuss these, to ensure Dr Nicholl has an opportunity to review the case prior to the workshop, please email a brief summary We recommend that you annonymise the case detail.

The workshop will run from 9.30am to approx 1.00pm. Please note that lunch is not provided but there will be tea/coffee at registration and in the morning break. A certificate of attendance will also be provided.

VenuePJ Care, 153 Sherwood Drive , Bletchley, Bucks, MK3 6RT
Maximum capacity100
EmailSarah Wright
Phone0203 188 7409
ContactThames Valley Faculty
Faculty/DepartmentThames Valley Faculty

Course programme

Agenda (may be subject to change)

09.00 – Registration

09.30 – Welcome and Introduction

09.40 – General principles: onset and stereotypy

09.50 – Headaches

10.30 – Loss of Consciousness

10.50 - Dizziness/unsteadiness

11.10 – Q and A Session

11.25 – Coffee/Tea

11.45 – Tingling/weakness

12.10 – Cognitive problems

12.40 – Q&A / tricky cases from GPs?

1.00 - End


  • Parking
  • Refreshments


Workshop Facilitator – Dr David Nicholl, Consultant Neurologist

David Nicholl has been a Consultant Neurologist at Sandwell & West Bimingham Hospitals since 2002 and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Birmingham, UK. He also works at University Hospital Birmingham.
He has performed a wide variety of research work in Parkinson’s disease over the last 15 years, including the identification of one of the commonest genetic forms of PD.
He has been directly involved in the largest pragmatic clinical trials to date in Parkinson’s disease (PDMED), stroke thrombolysis (IST3), and epilepsy (SANAD).
He is Vice Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Neurology at JCRCPTB. He has been elected on the Council of the Royal College of Physicians (2013-2016). He is the West Midlands representative on the Neuroscience CRG. He co-hosts the Birmingham Movement Disorders Course ( He teaches on global medical ethics and has acted as a invited medical expert to the European Union on torture and lethal injection.
He has written over 30 peer reviewed papers on movement disorders, headache, stroke, medical ethics and orphan drugs.

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