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Headache referrals

Referral contacts

Address: pain management centre, ground floor, Gassiot House, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Email: gst-tr.painreferralsandadmin@nhs.net

Making a referral

We accept referrals from GPs in:

  • South East London CCG 
  • Central London (Westminster) CCG (part of North West London CCG) 
  • Wandsworth CCG (part of NHS South West London CCG) 
  • City and Hackney CCG

All GPs must use the NHS e-Referral service (eRS).

We'll not process any referrals sent by email or post from GPs.

Tertiary referrals

NHS consultants at other hospitals can email referrals to gst-tr.painreferralsandadmin@nhs.net.

A consultant screens all referrals to see if your patient is suitable.

Fast track cluster headache clinic referrals

Patients must have a confirmed or probable diagnosis of cluster headache. They must be having a cluster headache attack, or expecting to be soon.

GPs should use NHS e-Referral (eRS) for referrals to the fast track clinic. To make sure it is fast tracked, please email your patient's details and relevant information to gst-tr.chclinic@nhs.net.

Consultants can email referrals to gst-tr.chclinic@nhs.net.

We only accept referrals for patients under the care of a headache specialist if they cannot see their usual consultant in the next month.

We'll see them for a one-off appointment for advice and treatment until they can see their usual headache specialist.

For any questions about referring to the fast track clinic:

Our nurse specialist will contact the patient. If appropriate, we'll offer an appointment within 2 weeks.