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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.

National Guidelines

BASH 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.

http://www.bash.org.uk

www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines

http://www.NICE.org.uk/CG150


Clinical Management of Headache

Guideline on the management of nausea and vomiting in migraine

Who should be investigated for brain tumour

Cluster headache

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