St Thomas Medical Group in conjunction with the NHS South West Headache Network
Dr David Kernick is a GP with a special interest
in headache. He has a research interest in the area and has a number of publications including the Oxford University
Press Manual of Headache. He was formally Chairman of the British Association of the Study of Headache and currently
leads the Royal College of General Practitioner's initiative on headache. He chairs the International Headache Society
Primary Care Interest Group.
Dr John Fox is a GP with a special
interest in headache and holds a master practitioner qualification in NLP.Dr Peter Miller is a GP with a special interest in
headache and has an interest in homeopathy.
Mrs Debbie Reinhold is the Clinic Manager.
Regular clinics are held on a Thursday afternoon at St Thomas
Health Centre between 3.30pm and 6.30pm,Tuesday mornings between 9.30am and 12.30pm and once a month on a Wednesday morning
between 0930 - 1230.
We have a contract to take referrals from practices within Devon PCT.
This can be done through the Devon Access Referral Team (Choose & Book) - specify Neurology and choose Headache Clinic
(Dr David Kernick). Any referrals outside this area are extra contractual referrals and must be accompanied by
a letter of agreement of funding from the relevant PCT. We can also accept self funded referrals
by arrangement but this must be done through a GP referral. Our current waiting list is 2-3 months. We are happy to see adults over 18 years but we ask that headache
should have been present for at least 6 months. This is because we are not set up to deal with headache
that may have a serious underlying pathology and do not have direct access to imaging. We are happy to
discuss cases with GPs either by email Debbie.Reinhold@nhs.net or telephone 01392 676679.