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If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of travel to Wuhan City or any of the other affected areas, please phone your GP or NHS24 (111) immediately.

Please do not attend your GP practice in person, phone for advice from home.

Further information can be found at the NHS Inform website:-

or for general information, a free helpline has been set up on tel: 0800 028 2816

The helpline is open:

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 10.00pm

Saturday and Sunday 9:00 to 5:00pm



This section is devided into sections for patients and healthcare professionals with additional useful links and information.



The following patient information leaflets may be helpful for patients with headache


Lifestyle advice for patients with headache

Migraine Diary

Medication Overuse Headache



Cluster Headache advice for patients

Treatment of Migraine




Vestibular Migraine

 Information on Screening for aneurysm

Brain aneurysm screening 1541 Jan 2015[1].doc


Patient Organisations

The following links are for patient organisations and charity websites. These are useful sources of information. The Migraine Trust has an advocacy service for patients whose ability to work is affected by their migraine. Information is available from the website and a summary is in the letter below.







Health Care professionals

The following information is aimed at health care professionals who manage patients with headache

 Migraine Headache

  1. Abortive treatment for migraine
  2. Triptan choice in migraine
  3. Preventer therapy principles.doc
  4. Topiramate protocol
  5. Flunarazine information

Migraine Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology of migraine

Acute Headache pathway

management acute non traumatic headache


Cluster Headache

  1. Treatment of Cluster Headache.docx
  2. Verapamil_Regime_in_Cluster_Headache_-_GP_information_leaflet[1].doc
  3. Oxygen_protocol[1].doc

 Other Headache Medication

  1. SUNCT Lamotrigine titration schedule.doc
  2. Indometacin.doc

Headache Slide Sets for teaching


  1. Vestibular_migraine.ppt
  2. MAA_lifestyle_,_triggers,_complementary_therapies_2014.ppt
  3. Lifestyle_Migraine_Trust[1].ppt Migraine_and_Hormones_(Migraine_trust_public_meeting)_Sept_2011_v2[1].ppt
  4. managing headache in the GP surgery part 1.doc
  5. Managing headache in the GP surgery part 2.doc
  6. Managing headache in the GP surgery part 3.doc
  7. managing headache in the GP surgery part 4.doc


Guidelines and Standards

The following are links to guidelines and standards

1. SIGN Headache Guidelines

SIGN Guideline 155 update on Medical Management of Migraine

SIGN 155 Quick Reference Guide

2. British Association for the Study of Headache Guidelines 

3. Scottish Headache Pathways

4. NICE 2012 guidelines

NICE Treatment pathways update 2017



5. Scottish Neurological Standards

6. Lifting the Burden of Headache Global Campaign  home page

7. The global burden of migraine: measuring disability in headache disorders with WHO’s

Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

8. International Headache Classification ICHD-3


IHS Newsletters


9. Issues for women

Migraine and Contraception



Migraine and Pregnancy Guidance


10. European headache guidelines




11. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

SAH when to scan


12. Information on aneurysms

Aneurysm Information

How to manage family history of aneurysm

13. Suspected brain tumours, when to scan?

Scanning for suspected brain tumours

Incidental abnormalities on scanning

Incidental findings on scanning

14. Children

Abdominal Migraine BMJ 2018

NEJM prophylaxis Paediatric Migraine

15. CGRP Information

Other Useful Links

British Associtaionfor the study of Headache

Exeter headache clinic


LINKS to Educational Videos



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