Headache (pain)

Referrals

Making a referral

We accept referrals for headaches 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 (e-RS).

We won't process any referrals sent by email or post from GPs.

Tertiary referrals

NHS consultants at other hospitals can email referrals to us.

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 e-RS for referrals to the fast track clinic. To make sure it is fast tracked, please email your patient's details and relevant information to [email protected].

Consultants can email referrals to [email protected].

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.

Last updated: March 2022

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