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Primary Headache course for Allied Health

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Pain Medicine RCA, British Pain Society

This session examines the presentation and management of primary headaches.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between common types of primary headache
  • Describe the appropriate treatment options available for a primary headache

It is important that healthcare providers understand the nature of primary headache conditions, how to manage them and when to consider referral for investigation.

Instructors / Speakers
Callum Duncan,
Consultant Neurologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Callum trained in General Medicine in Aberdeen, Neurology in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and Headache in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

He is a Consultant Neurologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he has run a Headache clinic, along with Dr David Watson (GPwSI Headache), since 2008.

He developed an interest in headache as a Specialist Registrar and has a particular interest in the assessment of acute (potentially sinister) headache, the management of chronic migraine and medication overuse headache and headache education. He was Secretary of project group that wrote the SIGN guideline 107, Diagnosis and Management of Headache in Adults, and a member of the headache sub-group for the Quality Improvement Scotland Neurology Standards, published in 2009.

Callum is a content author with the ePAIN project.

John Hughes,
Consultant Pain Medicine. The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

John Hughes has been a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management since 1995.

John has a special interest in abdominal and pelvic pain. He also has a long-standing involvement in education across all disciplines.

John is a module editor with the e-PAIN project.

Primary Headache course for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Provider Type
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