HEAD Study
Headache in Emergency Departments
This research examined the epidemiology, management and outcomes for adult patients presenting to the ED across EDs in a number of countries.


The Study

The HEAD study sought to examine the epidemiology, management and outcome for adults patients presenting to the ED. The HEAD study was run in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and France.

The Data

Data was collected on the epidemiology of non-trauma related headache, rates of compliance with recommended practice guidelines for treatment & investigation. We sought to examine inter-regional variation in working practices.

The Benefits

This research was the first of its kind to examine this question across so many different regions. The data is in its final stages of analysis.

The Results

The results of the different papers will be published in specialty-appropriate journals. Watch this space!


Patterns of Opioid Prescribing

Epidemiology, investigation, management and outcomes

Older patients presenting with headache

Study documents for administration of the trial

Study Protocol

Word Document

Patient Information Sheet

Word Document

Study Information Poster

Word Document