Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare


At Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare, located in the prestigious areas of Belgravia and Dulwich, London, we offer specialised care for children experiencing headaches. Utilising the latest medical technology and informed by extensive paediatric expertise, our clinics provide comprehensive evaluations and tailored treatments to manage and alleviate headaches in children.

Our Paediatric Headache Services

Headaches in children can be a common but distressing problem, with causes ranging from minor stressors to more serious health issues. We provide a full range of services designed to diagnose the underlying causes of headaches and develop effective management strategies. Our approach includes detailed assessment, diagnosis, and personalised treatment plans that focus on reducing headache frequency and severity, and improving your child’s quality of life.

Headaches in over 12s

The signs and symptoms of secondary headaches for which further investigations and/or referral may be considered as:

  • worsening headache with fever
  • sudden-onset headache reaching maximum intensity within 5 minutes
  • new-onset neurological defect
  • new-onset cognitive dysfunction
  • change in personality
  • impaired level of consciousness
  • recent (typically within the past 3 months) head trauma
  • headache triggered by cough, valsalva (trying to breathe out with nose and mouth blocked) or sneeze 
  • headache triggered by exercise
  • orthostatic headache (headaches that change with posture)
  • symptoms suggestive of giant cell arteritis
  • symptoms and signs of acute narrow-angle glaucoma
  • a substantial change in characteristics of their headache.

Criteria for which further investigations and/or referral may be considered for people who present with new-onset headache are:

  • compromised immunity, caused, for example, by HIV or immunosuppressive drugs
  • age under 20 years and a history of malignancy
  • a history of malignancy known to metastasise to the brain
  • vomiting without other obvious cause (for example a migraine attack).

Benefits of Specialised Paediatric Headache Care

  • Expert Diagnosis: Identifying the root causes of headaches, whether they are related to lifestyle, environmental factors, or are symptomatic of other medical conditions.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: Creating individualised treatments that may include medication, lifestyle changes, and preventative strategies.
  • Comprehensive Support: Offering guidance and support to both children and their families, helping them understand and manage the impact of headaches on daily life.

What to Expect During Your Visit

  • Thorough Assessments: Each visit starts with a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s medical history, symptoms, and any triggers associated with their headaches.
  • Child-Friendly Environment: Our clinics are designed to be welcoming and comforting, ensuring that children feel secure and relaxed during their visits.
  • Detailed Explanation and Support: Our paediatricians explain the assessment findings and discuss the proposed treatment options, ensuring that you and your child are fully informed and comfortable with the care plan. 

Choosing Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare for your child’s headache management means trusting a team dedicated to providing the highest quality of paediatric care. We are committed to supporting every step of your child’s development, ensuring they receive the best possible care to overcome their headaches and improve their overall well-being.