Headache (pain)

We're one of the largest services in the UK for complex headache and facial pain.

We have 15 headache clinics each week providing assessment, investigation and treatment.

Our fast-track cluster headache clinic is the only one of its kind in the country.

We work with our pain management and neuromodulation centre. This is an international centre of excellence.

Our consultants

Thomas Smith, clinical lead

Giorgio Lambru

Ivona Tylova

Adnan Al-Kaisy

Stefano Palmisani

Tara Renton

Sinan Barazi

Nicholas Spahr

Anna Andreou

Research and clinical trials

We take part in local, national and international headache studies. We have close links with the headache research team at King's College London.

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

Our research work aims to:

  • improve understanding of headaches
  • investigate new treatments
  • develop current treatments
  • improve the quality of life for headache patients

We may ask if you want to take part in our research. It won't affect your care in any way if you do not want to.

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 8877

Email: [email protected]

We aim to respond to emails within 3 working days.

Address: pain management, Gassiot House, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EP

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Clinical help and advice

If you are already a patient with us and need to discuss your condition, please email [email protected].

We aim to respond within 3 working days.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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