Our vision and values

Our charity exists to improve the support and treatment available to those with migraine. Learn how our vision drives us and our values guide all our work.

Our vision

Our vision is for all those affected by migraine to have access to life-changing support and world class treatment. We empower people to take control of their headaches and lead better lives by providing expert patient care, facilitating research, improving professional skills and supporting better self-management.

Our values

We are:

Compassionate. We are always patient focused, treating every individual with dignity and respect. We extend that care and consideration to our clinicians, staff, trustees, supporters and all those with whom we interact in the course of our work.

Expert. We bring together leading clinicians, policymakers and researchers in the field of headache treatment, continually striving to develop skills and expertise across our charity, the NHS and wherever those affected by migraine seek treatment and support.

Professional. We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. We are committed to delivering safe, high-quality and evidence-based care for every patient. We are always open, transparent and supportive.

Collaborative. We work together with our patients to deliver the best outcomes for every individual. We work with clinicians, charities, researchers and others to advance our vision.

Driven. We are dedicated and passionate, single-minded in our commitment to improving the lives of all those affected by headache. We actively work to improve access and transform outcomes for everyone in need, always striving for equity in the provision of services and support.

Support our work

Migraine causes chronic pain and affects relationships, jobs and education. But few have access to effective treatment. We survive only thanks to the support of people like you. Please, if you can, help us continue.

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Our charity

The National Migraine Centre is the UK’s only charity supporting diagnosis and treatment for the one in seven people and up to one in ten children who suffer migraine and other primary headache.

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