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Migraines: Health Services

Question for Department of Health

UIN 207706, tabled on 1 September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what NHS support and treatment is available for people diagnosed as suffering from migraine.

Answered on

8 September 2014

Information concerning the number of people diagnosed each year as suffering from migraine is not collected.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guideline, Headaches: Diagnosis and management of headaches in young people and adults, published in 2012, sets out best practice for healthcare professionals in the care, treatment and support of people who suffer from headaches. The guideline includes specific information on the management of migraines, such as the prescribing of appropriate pain-relief medication.