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.
Clinical management of migraine
Oxygen and cluster headache for Prescribers
Guidelines on the management of nausea and vomiting in migraine
Simple guidance for the management of tension-type headache
Simple guidance for medication overuse headache
Guidance for drug treatment in pregnancy
Hypermobile Spectrum disorders
Migraine in pregnancy and breastfeeding
New persistent daily headache
Guidelines for headache in sport
Guidelines for managing headache in children
Guidelines for post traumatic headache
Guidelines for managing the risk of stroke in migraine with aura
Post Covid Vaccine Headache
Revised Guidelines for the use of Steroids in Headache
Timolol eye drops for the management of acute migraine - Notes for Prescribers
BASH Guidelines are pragmatic Guidelines based on both evidence and clinical
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.