Health: Migraines - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:58 pm ar 24 Hydref 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Ceidwadwyr 2:58, 24 Hydref 2023

My Lords, I declare my interest. I have had well-controlled chronic migraine, which was not managed until I was able to access a specialist. It was welcome that NICE recently approved a new drug for acute migraine and noted that the condition affects every aspect of life. Currently, when triptan is ineffective, there is no further standard treatment and people are advised to see a specialist. However, there is a significant shortage of access to those specialists and long waiting lists. I return to the question from the other side of the Chamber. What can we do to improve access to those specialists, get more migraines under control and those people back into the workplace? What would the Minister’s response be to the provision of something like migraine hubs such as those we have for musculoskeletal conditions?