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Workshop :- Red flag headache symptoms and the remote consultation with

Manuela Fontebasso

• Take a headache history via telephone or video

• Undertake a neurological examination via video link

• Recognise red flag symptoms

• Assess associated symptoms and features

• Review differential between primary and secondary headache

• Be able to explain to patients what tests and investigations might be needed to diagnose secondary headache

• Use case studies to consolidate learning

About Dr Manuela Fontebasso currently describes herself as a Headache Specialist and is passionate about Headache Education. Manuela retired from her work as a General Practitioner, GP Trainer, Hull York Medical School Senior Clinical Tutor and GPwSI in Headache at York Hospital.

Since 2013 Manuela has focused on her special interest in headache in facilitating educational sessions for clinicians and patients alike. Manuela continues to use her training and mentoring skills as a GP Appraiser for the Yorkshire and Humber team. While working at the York Headache Clinic she felt fortunate to work with an MDT team that included a Specialist Nurse, physiotherapist and psychologist. She was supported by a consultant neurologist.

Manuela has updated an educational module for doctors.net on spotting the sinister headache, that has been rated highly by those completing it. Manuela has written articles for local newspapers and a wide range of medical publications including Prescriber and the BMJ. Manuela has been invited to appear on local and national television and local and national radio to answer questions about headache and the impact it has on the individual.

Manuela has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of headache and been involved in a variety of working groups looking at service needs and service development. This included a visit to the WHO to consider how to reduce the impact of headache as a cause of disability.

Manuela has facilitated educational sessions for GP's, nurses, community pharmacists and neurologists. She has had a close working relationship with the Migraine Trust and OUCH UK. As a result of her involvement she has been invited to patient information days around the country talking about a wide range of topics including the diagnosis and treatment of headache, and how to manage hormone dependent headache.

Manuela has also been involved with the British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) and Headache UK who are committed to raising profile of headache and ensuring that people who experience headache are offered the most appropriate treatment.

Manuela has written a book called Migraine and Other Headaches that comes highly recommended by both Migraine Action and the Migraine Trust. It has a Q & A format that can be dipped in to when needed. Interestingly it has been translated in to Portuguese for the Brazilian market.

Once you have registered your interest here, a member of our team will contact you to confirm your booking.

This workshop is FREE.

You will then be emailed a Microsoft Teams link, which you can use to join the session from your computer or phone, prior to the event.

Nuffield Health’s Learning Programme has been running successfully for a number of years and is increasing in popularity among all healthcare professionals. Our expert speakers aim to provide valuable education that is relevant to you and will be available to answer any questions you may have within a virtual open forum discussion.

CPD point and certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants after this workshop.

Please do email me for further details Jane.wilson@nuffieldhealth.com


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