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Date: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Venue: Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, London, SW1A 2LW
The Chairman and Officers of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Headache Disorders would like to invite you to a briefing in Parliament on the subject of headache in children.
Dr David Kernick, GP in Exeter with Specialist Interest in Headache and Headache Champion for the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Dr Kernick will discuss his Report ‘School Policy Guidelines for Students aged 11-16 with Migraine and troublesome Headache’. The Report highlights the impact of headache in school children and suggests a simple school policy to reduce its impact. Although directed at students aged 11-16 when migraine is at its highest it is equally applicable to all students from 5-17 years old.
Dr Prab Prabhakar FRCPCH, Consultant in Paediatric Neurology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.
Dr Prabhakar will discuss 'The interaction of politics and economy in the biology and behaviour of primary headache disorder in a child - A case study'. He will illustrate through a case study how primary headache disorders in children can be misdiagnosed, wrongly labelled and treated. The current set up as it stands, how policies both central and local influence the patient journey and how behaviour in child and family influence treatment decisions. He will highlight lack of school attendance as an indicator of severe disability.
Contact The Migraine Trust for details of how to attend - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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