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3 18 Care of People with Neurological Problems


  • The management of epilepsy in primary care is a key competence for general practice
  • All general practitioners (GPs) should be competent in the management of neurological emergencies
  • Many neurological conditions can be managed in primary care. When making referrals, you need to be aware that there is a shortage of neurologists in the UK
  • As a GP you play an essential role in the management of chronic neurological disability in the community

Knowledge and skills guide

This section contains the learning outcomes for the 'Care of People with Neurological Problems' curriculum module.

These are grouped into 12 core areas of competence concerned with the tasks you will undertake as a general practitioner when delivering care to people in your community.

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Case discussion

This section contains a scenario and questions for reflection which help to illustrate the learning points in this module.

Mr Trevor Scott, a 32-year-old manager in a haulage company, presents with a history of a blackout at home, witnessed by his wife. The history given by his wife suggests a generalised tonic–clonic seizure....     

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How to learn this area of practice

This section includes suggested activities and strategies for developing the competences you will require.     

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Useful learning resources

This section provides suggestions for further reading and other resources to help you in your training, including books, journal articles and web resources.     

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