These management guidelines are meant for use by general practitioners. Further information can
be obtained from the Oxford University Press Manual of Headache, (Eds Kernick D, Goadsby P, 2008). Extensive guidelines can be found on the British Association for the Study of
Headache website (BASH - follow link below) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN - follow
link below). Other guidance in simplied form is also offered below.
Guidelines are pragmatic Guidelines based on both evidence and clinical experience.
SIGN Guidelines are the
Scottish evidence-based Guidelines.
NICE Guidelines are the Definitive-based Guidelines. They are limited
due to paucity of rigorous evidence in this area.
Clinical Management of Headache
Guideline on the management of nausea and vomiting in migraine
Who should be investigated for brain tumour
Guidelines for the use of Steroids in Headache
Simple guidance for medication overuse headache
Simple guidelines for tension type headache
Management pathways for headache in healthcare organisations