New headache toolkit offers tips to improve management in primary care

GPs should use standardised headache assessment criteria and headache diaries to avoid unnecessary referrals to secondary care, a new NHS toolkit advises.

by Chloe Harman
 Accurate classification and treatment has the potential to reduce referrals for unnecessary investigations and contribute to improved quality of life for people with a primary headache disorder. | GETTY IMAGES
Accurate classification and treatment has the potential to reduce referrals for unnecessary investigations and contribute to improved quality of life for people with a primary headache disorder. | GETTY IMAGES

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