General Practitioner, RCGP Headache Champion
St Thomas Medical Group
David Kernick formerly trained as a chemical engineer. He has worked for the last 25 years in a large group practice in Exeter, where he is lead research GP. His research interests have been in health economics in primary care, complexity theory particularly from the perspective of organisational theory and more recently, headache. He holds an MD in the field of laser Doppler flowmetry applied to the microcirculation. He has recently stepped down as Chair of the British Association for the Study of Headache and is currently headache champion for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). He runs an Intermediate Care Headache Clinic for NHS Devon.
As a Fellow, David will build upon and complement work already in progress under the auspices of the RCGP. The objective of this work is working with other key organizations, both lay and professional, to reduce the unmet burden of headache in the population. There are three main elements to this work: firstly, improving the education of general practitioners and providing guidance in relevant clinical areas; secondly, targeting headache in occupational settings; thirdly, improving the identification and management of headache in schools.
This page was last updated: 23 March 2010