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Robert Music, The Migraine Trust: Improving migraine care – ensuring patient-focussed diagnosis and treatment in the UK

Published Online: August 16th 2022

“Migraine is a common and complex brain disorder that affects 10 million people in the UK, impacting their ability to work, relationships and mental health. It’s poorly understood by the public and even many health professionals, and there are challenges around diagnosis, care and access to the right treatment. ” – Rob Music, CEO, The Migraine Trust

Rob Music, CEO, The Migraine Trust, joins touchNEUROLOGY to discuss and report on a recent parliamentary event held about improving migraine care: ensuring patient-focussed diagnosis and treatment in the UK. He discusses migraine diagnosis issues, preventative therapies, access to care, and future recommendations from The Migraine Trust.

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Questions:

  1. What are the major challenges in diagnosing migraine and how long do people typically wait to obtain a diagnosis? (0:09)
  2. What feedback have you had from patients in terms of access to specialist care and newer drugs, particularly preventative therapies? (1:30)
  3. Why do you think these problems in migraine healthcare have occurred? (2:55)
  4. What are the recommendations of The Migraine Trust on how these problems can be addressed? (4:23)

Disclosures: Rob Music has nothing to disclose in relation to this video interview.

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media. Interview conducted by Katey Gabrysch.

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