30% of neurology referrals are for headache and many of these cases are inappropriate for the secondary
care setting. This section gives background information and documentation that NHS Commissioners can draw upon.
1. A paper that gives a broad overview of the area.
Broad overview for developing headache services
2. Reports from PCTs who have set up headache
services giving useful information, guidance and governance frameworks.
Report from Scarborough PCT
Report from Salford PCT
Lambeth headache business case
Lambeth Headache Clinic patient and GP evaluation
Lambeth Headache Service Formulary
3. Support for setting up a GPwSI service
Support for NHS commissioners
4. A paper from the Association of British
Neurologists arguing that headache is well suited to the development of general practitioner with a special interest services.
document that outlines potential headache pathways that can be modified in response to local circumstances.
Referral pathways for headache in adults
NHS Devon accreditation guidelines
Bradford PCT accreditation application
Bradford PCT accreditation checklist
services in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Headache services in England
Headache services in Northern Ireland
Headache services in Scotland
Headache services in Wales
8. Headache Clinics
Exeter Headache Clinic
9. Proposed appraisal
and accreditation for GPwSI Headache
BASH GPwSI appraisal
BASH GPwSI accreditation
BASH GPwSI reaccreditation
10. Review of Unmet Headache need in Europe
Review of Unmet Headache Need in Europe