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Headaches

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of the working population who are absent as a result of headache or migraine on any one day. (241419)

We have made no estimate of the proportion of the working population absent due to headaches or migraine.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve the provision of headache disorder care within the NHS. (241423)

The Department has published the “National Service Framework for Long-term Neurological Conditions” that details service provision for those living with neurological conditions, including migraine and severe headaches. A copy of the framework has been placed in the Library. The strategic health authorities now have the responsibility for commissioning and ensuring the provision of health and social care services to meet the local needs of those in their local population living with headaches.