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Headaches in children - red flag symptoms

Headaches in children - red flag symptoms

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Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


March 12, 2018


March 12, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Pipin Singh explores the causes of headache in children and how to assess them to make decisions about urgent referrals, in an article updated in 2018. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying possible causes such as meningitis, trauma, URTI, and tension, and when to make an urgent referral.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the healthcare professional should be able to:
  • Understand the common causes of headaches in children
  • List the associated red flag symptoms
  • Take a thorough history
  • Appropriately examine and investigate headaches in children
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Pipin Singh

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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