This website offers support for Practitioners and information for patients
The Exeter Headache Clinic is operated by St Thomas Medical
Group, an NHS General Practice. It has been in operation since 2002.
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 the Royal College of General Practitioners Headache Champion and
previous Chair of the British Association for the Study of Headache, and currently leads the Association’s Headache
Specialist General Practitioner Group.
Dr Peter Miller is a GP with a special interest in headache
and has an interest in homeopathy. He is a member and former council member of the British Association for the Study
Hotton is the Clinic Manager.
Clinics are held at St Thomas Health Centre, and occasionally
at Exwick Health Centre.
We have a contract to take referrals from practices within the Devon CCG area for
adults over the age of 18. This should be done through the e-Referral Service - specify Neurology and choose Headache
Clinic (Dr David Kernick). Unfortunately we are unable to take referrals from outside Devon, due to pressures
on the Clinic, and are unable to take private referrals. Our current waiting list is around 3 to 4 months.
We are not set up to deal with urgent referrals, but are happy to discuss cases in adults or children
with GPs; either by email: email@example.com, or telephone: 01392 676679.
undertake undergraduate and postgraduate education. One of our primary aims is to improve the management of headache
in primary care. We welcome healthcare professionals who may wish to join us for a headache clinic and are always
happy to talk to GPs' surgery meetings. Contact Sam Hotton as above.