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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.

Neurology services

5.  A document that outlines potential headache pathways that can be modified in response to local circumstances. 

Referral pathways for headache in adults

6.   Accreditation frameworks

NHS Devon accreditation guidelines

Bradford PCT accreditation application

Bradford PCT accreditation checklist

7.  Headache 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