Headache (pain)

How to get an appointment

We accept GP referrals if you live in:

  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Southwark
  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Westminster
  • Wandsworth 

We also accept referrals from NHS consultants at other hospitals (tertiary referrals).

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Please call 020 7188 8877 and choose the option for the cancellation line.

Before your appointment

We'll send you a headache diary and some questionnaires. These will come with your appointment letter. Please fill them in and bring them to your appointment.

You should bring:

  • a list of medicines you're taking
  • any previous letters from a specialist
  • results of any investigations

During your appointment

You'll see a consultant, a senior doctor or a nurse specialist at your first appointment. First appointments last about 30 minutes appointments and follow-up appointments last about 15 minutes. 

You may also see other healthcare professionals, such as nurses or therapists.

Students may sit in at your appointment as part of their training but only if you are happy with this.

After your appointment

We'll send a letter to the doctor who referred you. You'll receive a copy.

If you need surgery, we'll add you to our waiting list.

We'll contact you when there is an appointment available. The waiting time depends on the procedure.

Contact us

Visit contact us for more information.

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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