Exeter Headache Clinic

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St Thomas Medical Group in conjunction with the NHS South West Headache Network

Clinic personnel
Dr David Kernick is a GP with a special interest in headache.  He has a research interest in the area and has written a number of publications including the Oxford University Press Manual of Headache.  He was formally the Chair of the British Association for 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 Peter Miller is a GP with a special interest in headache and has an interest in homeopathy.

Mrs Sam Hotton  is the Clinic Manager.

Clinics are held at St Thomas Health Centre, and occasionally at Exwick Health Centre in the summer months.

Referral criteria
We have a contract to take referrals from practices within the new Devon CCG area (North, East and West Devon).  This should be done through the e-Referral Service (Choose & Book) - specify Neurology and choose Headache Clinic (Dr David Kernick).  Unfortunately we are unable to take referrals from outside Devon at the present time due to pressures on the Clinic.   Our current waiting list is around 2-3 months.  We are happy to see adults over 18 years.  We are not set up to deal with headaches that may have a serious underlying pathology and we do not have direct access to imaging.  We are happy to discuss cases with GPs either by email 
sam.hotton@nhs.net or telephone 01392 676679.