The Headache Group runs both a clinical and research service, including a large outpatient and inpatient service. The dedicated inpatient service is unique to the United Kingdom, offering treatments that are not readily available elsewhere.
In addition to the three consultant neurologists, the clinical service is supported by a locum consultant neurologist, three clinical nurse specialists, junior doctors and research fellows.
The service is dedicated to tertiary referrals from patients with intractable head and facial pain disorder who have been seen by neurologists elsewhere in the country.
The range of pain disorders includes chronic migraine, medication overuse headache, cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania, SUNCT, hemicrania continua, new persistent daily headache, and facial pain.
There are close links with neurosurgery and the Hospital runs a dedicated Occipital Nerve Stimulation clinic.
We treat the following headache-related conditions:
- Chronic migraine
- Cluster headache
- Hemicrania continua
- Medication overuse headache
- New persistent daily headache
- Paroxysmal hemicrania continua
- Persistent migraine aura
- Post-traumatic headache
- Secondary headache disorders eg. spontaneous intracranial hypotension
- SUNCT headache
There are two clinical nurse specialists. This service is for patients who have been seen already in clinic.
Nurse specialists provide a point of contact between appointments and admissions, should this be required.