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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


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

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

Consultants can email referrals to

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.