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Headache referrals

Caring for patients with headache and facial pain disorders

Referrals address

Headache service
Pain Management Centre
Ground floor, Gassiott House
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH


How to make a referral

Referrals must be made by a healthcare professional by post or email using the details above.

Referrals are screened by a consultant doctor to determine suitability.

We now have a fast-track cluster headache clinic. For more information please read the referral information below.

Procedures we offer

Procedures offered include:

  • occipital nerve blocks
  • trigeminal nerve procedures
  • sphenopalatine ganglion procedures
  • Botulinum toxin type A infiltrations
  • acupuncture
  • cognitive behavioural therapy.

We also run 'neurostimulation' clinics for patients with medically refractory chronic headache disorders and microvascular decompression is offered by our neurosurgeon for appropriate cases. New technologies and treatments are constantly assessed and adopted when appropriate.

  • Referrals for the fast-track cluster headache clinic

    This fortnightly clinic is for patients with a confirmed or probable diagnosis of cluster headache who are currently in bout (or expecting to be very soon).

    If the patient is already under the care of a headache specialist elsewhere, they should only be referred to our fast-track clinic if they are unable to get an appointment to see their usual consultant in the next month.

    We will see them for a one-off appointment to provide interim advice or treatment until they can see their usual headache specialist .

    To refer to our fast-track cluster headache clinic, GPs should email the patient's details and relevant information to

    Our nurse specialist will contact the patient and, if appropriate, the patient will be offered an appointment within two weeks.

    For all other referrals, please contact us via