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Headache Clinic is operated by St Thomas Medical Group, an NHS General Practice. It has been in operation since 2002.
Dr David Kernick is a GP with a special interest in headache. He has a research interest in the area and has
written a number of publications, including the Oxford University Press Manual of Headache. He was the Royal College
of General Practitioners Headache Champion and previous Chair of the British Association for the Study of Headache, and currently
leads the Association’s Headache Specialist General Practitioner Group.
Dr Peter Miller is
a GP with a special interest in headache and has an interest in homeopathy. He is a member and former council member
of the British Association for the Study of Headache.
Mrs Sam Hotton is the Clinic Manager.
Clinics are held
at St Thomas Health Centre, and occasionally at Exwick Health Centre.
We have a contract to take referrals from
practices within the NEW Devon CCG area (North, East and West Devon) for adults over the age of 18. This should
be done through the e-Referral Service - specify Neurology and choose Headache Clinic (Dr David Kernick).
Unfortunately we are unable to take referrals from outside Devon at the present time, due to pressures on the Clinic,
and are unable to take private referrals. Our current waiting list is around 6 months.
We are not set up to deal with urgent referrals, but are happy to discuss cases in adults or children
with GPs; either by email: email@example.com, or telephone: 01392 676679.
undertake undergraduate and postgraduate education. One of our primary aims is to improve the management of headache
in primary care. We welcome healthcare professionals who may wish to join us for a headache clinic and are always
happy to talk to GPs' surgery meetings. Contact Sam Hotton as above.