Evidence-based guidance

Formal guidance on the diagnosis and management of migraine and headache

In the UK there are a number of bodies that are responsible for providing evidence-based guidance and advice for the NHS in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  The primary bodies in each nation are:

England and Wales

The National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence (NICE)


Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)

Northern Ireland

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (HPSS)


Evidence-based guidance:

Please note that we will be developing this section of our website in time to provide more information.

Information for professionals

If you are a healthcare professional, see our information for professionals including guidance and resources to help with diagnosis and management.