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Five minute neurological examination

Module summary

Dr Giles Elrington, consultant neurologist, guides you through a quick and structured neurological examination for use in general practice.

Learning objectives

This module will guide you through a neurological examination in general practice, including:

  • A suggested brief exam for your consultations
  • How to examine the cranial nerves, central and peripheral nervous system 
  • Physical signs to look out for in specific clinical scenarios, such as acute headache and Bell's palsy
Dr Giles Elrington is a consultant neurologist at Bart’s and The London NHS Trust, London, and at the National Migraine Centre.
Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
A useful overview of all concerns
Kate Miles
Good synopsis.
Nigel Sewell
Quite complicated
Cathy Lenaghan
very good
Sharaf Yousseif
John Cecil