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Tingling - red flag symptoms

Content developed by MIMS Learning

The module discusses red flag symptoms in patients with tingling, and considers how a good history including onset, lifestyle factors and medications can help identify the cause. Key learning points for general practice nurses include how to conduct a pragmatic neurological examination, possible investigations and when to refer.


After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Take a thorough history including onset, timeline and any variability of the symptoms
  • Determine the possible cause, including simple mechanical conditions or more serious neurological problems
  • Understand when to refer and which speciality to refer to


Dr Tillmann Jacobi, GP, York

This resource is provided at an advanced level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.