(2) if he will estimate the number of people in employment who experience migraine or other headache disorders.
Nursing staff working for the national health service who specialise in treating or diagnosing headaches are not identified in the NHS Workforce Census. There are a variety of causes of headache and if a cause can be identified then the care of the patient will follow the appropriate clinical pathway.
In April 2003 the College of General Practitioners and the Department of Health issued joint guidance “Guidelines for the Appointment of General Practitioners With Special Interests in the Delivery of Clinical Service—Headaches”. This guidance has already been placed in the Library.