How GammaCore zaps away excruciating headaches

Episode 32,  Dec 06, 2021, 06:00 AM

A small, portable device that can zap away excruciating headaches is proving to be a life-saver for thousands of sufferers.

GammaCore is supported through the NHS MedTech Funding Mandate, increasing availability for those diagnosed with cluster headaches.

In this podcast we hear from sufferer Andreea Duca who says her life was saved by GammaCore – and from a neurologist who is the UK’s biggest prescriber of the device, Dr Nick Silver of The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. 

They are talking to podcast host Dr Phil Jennings, chief executive of the Innovation Agency and the lead for the AHSN Network on the Accelerated Access Collaborative Rapid Uptake Products programme and MedTech Funding Mandate.

Useful links: 

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust comprehensive guide to migraine: www.bit.ly/migrainebooklet 

The Migraine Trust www.migrainetrust.org 

Migraine Action http://www.migraine.org.uk 

The Brain Charity www.thebraincharity.org.uk

Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headache (OUCH UK) www.ouchuk.org 

The British Association for the Study of Headache www.bash.org.uk