Part-time Headache Specialist vacancy at National Migraine Centre

05 December 2016

Are you interested in developing a special interest in headaches?
Would you like to have up to 40 minutes to spend with your patients?

National Migraine Centre is a nationally renowned medical charity for the management of Headache and Migraine.  The medical team is led by Dr. Bal Athwal, consultant neurologist with a specialist interest in headache.

We are looking for a doctor to work for a minimum of 2 sessions a week.  Each session is 4-hours, new online slots patients appointments are 40 minutes, follow up appointments 20 minutes.

We welcome people from a GP or Reproductive Health background who have a whole patient approach to the delivery of patient care. Neurological experience is desirable together with an interest in migraine and other primary headaches.  An interest in Contraceptive Medicine and Mental Health would complete the picture of our ideal candidate. We will provide the training necessary to deliver the Clinic’s well-known service.

The salary is circa £10,400 per annum inclusive of London weighting (based on 2 sessions per week).

Although we are not part of the NHS, we do provide access to the NHS Pension Scheme.

A full job specification can be seen here.

CLOSING DATE: 10am 12th December 2016
INTERVIEW DATE: Morning 13th December 2016

Please visit our website: for more information about the charity and our work or contact Heather Sim, CEO on 020 7251 7805.

To apply please email the following to Heather Sim:
1. A covering letter, briefly stating why you would like this post
2. A copy of your CV
3. Names and contact details of 2 referees.

Migraine Masterclasses- 2016 Series

14 March 2016

Back due to popular demand…


The Migraine Masterclasses are free of charge.
Classes start at 7pm and finish at 8.30pm, with registration and refreshments from 6.15pm. If you would like to join us on any of these evenings please REGISTER NOW, or alternatively you can email or call 020 7251 7806 as soon as possible. Places are strictly limited and are therefore allocated on a first received basis.


The Charterhouse
Charterhouse Square
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Prestigious New Venue

The Charterhouse, a unique London venue, is a minutes walk from the National Migraine Centre. It is a former Carthusian monastery. Since the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century the house has served as a private mansion, a boys’ school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day.  We are honoured to be given access to such an historical and beautiful venue.


19 April
How to perform a neurological examination in less
than five minutes
Headaches: When to investigate 

Dr Bal Athwal

12 May
Managing Migraine: which acute treatment and when?
Dr Jud Pearson
Managing Migraine: which prophylactic and when?
Dr Marcus Lewis

1 June
Treatment Failure: how to avoid common pitfalls in the management of migraine
Dr Paul Booton
Medication Overuse Headache
Dr Nazeli Manukyan

28 June
Cluster Headache
Dr Katy Munro
Other Non-migrainous Headaches
Dr Paul Booton


Dr Bal Athwal BSC MSC MBCHB FRCP is the Clinical lead of National Migraine Centre. He is also a consultant neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital.  He graduated from the University of Edinburgh NHS.  His interests include general neurology, headache and migraine, stroke and TIA, dizziness and balance.

Dr Jud Pearson MBChB MRCS MRCGP DFSRH works as a headache specialist at National Migraine Centre. She qualified from Glasgow University in 1997 and worked as a general surgeon in Scotland and Australia. Jud also works as a GP in South West London.

Dr Marcus Lewis MA MBBS MRCGP DFSRH DRCOG trained at Oxford University and at University College London. He works as a headache specialist in National Migraine Centre one day a week and as a GP at a busy inner London practice for the rest of the week.

Dr Nazeli Manukyan MD MRCP MRCGP works as a headache specialist at National Migraine Centre. She completed her degree and specialised in Neurology in Armenia and in general practice in the UK. She works as a GP in Surrey.

Prof Paul Booton BSc(hons), MB, BS, FRCP, MRCGP is Professor of General Practice and Primary Care at St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London. He has worked in Suffolk and Hong Kong and now continues to work part time in general practice, through which his interest in headache has developed. He was appointed to the National Migraine Centre in 2011.

Dr Katy Munro BM MRCGP DRCOG works as a headache specialist at the National Migraine Centre.  She graduated from the University of Southampton.  She was a partner in an NHS Practice for 24 years.  She now works as an independent GP.  Her special interests are migraine, chronic pain, mental health problems and bereavement care.

Travel Information

Nearest underground stations are Barbican and Farringdon on the Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle Lines.