We aim to provide excellent multidisciplinary clinical care to patients with headache disorders and to pursue cutting edge research to better understand the mechanism of headache and find better treatments
Headaches are common, costly and debilitating conditions. Their impact on the individual and to society is often hugely underestimated. Headache disorders collectively have a lifetime prevalence of 90% and the World Health Organisation now ranks migraine as a leading cause of disability worldwide.
Headache clinical services in the UK are very underfunded despite headache being the commonest medical complaint of young women, one of the commonest reasons for attending the emergency medical department and the commonest reason for referral to neurology out-patients.
Many people who suffer headaches can be managed with simple treatments and by the family practitioner. For some patients however, headache can blight the lives for years or even a lifetime. It is important that this group of patients get appropriate care. This often means being seen by a headache specialist and having access to multidisciplinary care including pain management, gynaecology, psychology and physiotherapy.
The mission of the Oxford Headache Centre is to develop and provide the best standards of care to patients with headache disorders. We will also aim to provide teaching opportunities for young doctors in training and for general practitioners through lectures, seminars and clinic sit-ins. We hope this will improve and then maintain headache services in the UK.
The Oxford Headache Centre will also establish a centre of research excellence internationally. Several research groups are already engaged in the frontier research and we aim to encourage the translation of such research into patient benefit. We believe this will also re-invigorate interest by the pharmaceutical industry to develop better more effective drugs.
|The Clinical Team|
|Zameel Cader: Consultant Neurologist (OHC Director)|
|Ben Wakerley: Consultant Neurologist|
|Paul Davies: Consultant Neurologist|
|Alejandro Rubio-Diaz: Headache Specialist Nurse|
|Alex Green, Consultant Neurosurgeon|
|Tipu Aziz, Consultant Neurosurgeon|
|Claire Frampton, Consultant Anaesthetist|
|Peter Cole, Consultant Anaesthetist|
|Jane Quinlan, Consultant Anaesthetist|
|Jane Moore, Consultant Gynaecologist|
|Sarah Haynes, Specialist Physiotherapist|
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We are working to establish a headache clinical research fellow. If you are a clinical trainee in Neurology and would like to develop a research project ranging from genetics to functional imaging, then please contact us. We would be happy to discuss support for fellowship applications to the MRC or Wellcome.
If you would like to study for an MSc or DPhil with our group please contact us.
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We are fundraising for a headache multi-disciplinary care and research facility in Oxford.
Headache is unappreciated a significant burden upon peoples lives. If you are able to donate a small amount, this will help research in this neglected area and make a difference to millions of people around the world.
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