NHS England to fund cluster headache device

NHS England has announced that it will fund a new device designed to counter ‘cluster’ headaches.

According to NHS England, the device operates by using low-levels of electric current to disrupt pain signals. This announcements follows the NHS Long Term Plan in ‘putting cutting-edge treatments at the heart of people’s care’.

In making this announcement, Simon Stevens Chief Executive of NHS England said:

“The NHS has long been at the forefront of driving innovation, and as we deliver our ambitious Long Term Plan, the NHS will continue to be a world leader in adopting and spreading life-changing innovations.

“Innovative technologies like this could not only alleviate painful symptoms but could empower patients to claim back their ordinary daily lives.”

Around 60,000 people in the UK experience a cluster headache with this device hoping to assist 1 in 20 who do not respond to traditional treatments.

Find out more from the announcement here.

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Published on 8. May 2019 in News, News UK