Dr Fayyaz Ahmed, Department of Neurology, Hull Royal Infirmary, Analby Road, Hull, HU3 2JZ
The Association was founded in 1992 by Dr TJ Steiner, The Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic, Charing Cross Hospital, London and was incorporated in 1998.
As in all limited companies, the management of BASH is in the hands of a Board of Directors, which is known as Council. The members of Council are also the Trustees of the Charity, and have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Association.
The members of Council are elected by the full membership of the Association every two years at an Annual General Meeting for a term of office of two years. Up to three consecutive terms of office may be served. The general intention is that approximately one third of Council retire biennially whilst two thirds remain in office, so that there is both continuity and turn-over.
Council consists of the Honorary Officers together with not less than four or more than ten ordinary members elected at an Annual General Meeting. Council has power to appoint any member of the Association to be an ordinary member of Council to fill a casual vacancy or up to three further members of the Association as additional members of Council to hold office until the conclusion of the next following Annual General Meeting.
The Association does not have an Office of President. The four Honorary Officers are Chairman of Council, Vice-Chairman of Council, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer (see below).
The Honorary Secretary has the responsibilities and performs the duties of Company Secretary.
Dr Fayyaz Ahmed - Fayyaz.Ahmed@hey.nhs.net
Professor Peter Goadsby - email@example.com
Mark Weatherall - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr David Kernick - email@example.com
Paul Davies - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Stuart Weatherby - email@example.com
Steven Elliot - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Thomas - email@example.com
Prab Prabhakar - firstname.lastname@example.org
John Hughes - email@example.com
Alex Valori - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ria Bhola - email@example.com
Vicky Quarshie -
Dr Shazia Arfidi - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Brendand Davies - email@example.com
Dr Sue Lipscombe - firstname.lastname@example.org
ActivitiesPaediatric subcommittee - Chair, Abu Arafeh
There are currently three subcommittees of BASH:
General Practitioner with a special interest subcommittee - Chair, David Kernick
BASH Guidelines subcommittee - Chair, Anne MacGregor, Anish Bahra
We are currently working closely with the Migraine Trust to support the development of headache service delivery from both clinical and organisational perspectives.
In the educational field, we provide programmes of continuing education for all healthcare professionals. A regular meeting in Stoke is targeted at neurology specialist registrars and general practitioners with a special interest in headache.
We are also working to develop a research agenda and a number of projects are complete or underway. Evidence based primary care guidance for imaging brain tumour has been published and guidance for headache in sport has been submitted for publication in the peer reviewed literature.
Finally, we work with other headache groups in the UK under the umbrella organisation Headache UK. Through this we support an all party parliamentary group on headache which seeks to raise the profile and improve headache services.