Welcome to BASH

british association for the study of headache

About BASH

The British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) is the United Kingdom national society member of the European Headache Federation (EHF).

Membership is open to all healthcare professionals with an interest in headache. We work closely with other UK and international headache groups.

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.

Member Benefits

Join BASH and receive the following benefits:

  • Keep informed about latest news and developments in headache
  • Peer support from our subgroups
  • Wide range of educational opportunities
  • Collaboration and communication between primary care, secondary care and the third sector
  • Be at the cutting edge of knowledge about new research and treatments
  • Inspiration from people who are passionate about their specialist area
  • Be part of an organisation with a strong voice for improving patient care
  • Find out about upcoming headache meetings held by BASH and other headache-related groups. Click here for events info.
  • Individual BASH members are encouraged to also consider joining the IHS. Benefits of this membership included reduced International Headache Congress (I.H.C.) registration, and access to learning materials via the I.H.S. Learning Centre, and access to Neuroscientist. Join IHS here

Why become a member?

Membership starts from only £50 a year and is open to all healthcare professionals with an interest in headache. 

Senior Clinicians and GPs - £110 annual fee.

Neurology Junior doctors in training posts and GP registrars - £50 annual fee.

Headache Specialist Practitioners & PAMs - £50 annual fee.

We work closely with other UK and International headache groups.

Whether you’re just starting out, building your career, or working at the highest level, our membership is designed to suit all professionals to demonstrate and develop their level of knowledge and experience.

British Association for the Study of Headache. Educating professionals, empowering patients, and promoting excellence in headache care.

Benefits of becoming a member.

1. Keep up to date with the latest news from BASH.

BASH members can check our News page for updates and news articles of interest.

2. Attend meetings.

Find out about relevant headache meetings held by BASH and other headache groups by looking at our Events Page.

3. Contribute to consultation processes about new headache-related treatments and devices

BASH often is asked to participate in NICE appraisals and comment on new medications and devices for headache care.

4. Have the opportunity to join BASH Council as an Officer or Honorary Advisor.

Members of BASH Council help determine the strategy for BASH and its goals.


Find out more about what bursaries are available through being a member of BASH.

Upcoming Healthcare Professional Events

5th-8th September 2024


Migraine Awareness Week

23rd - 29th September 2024


National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

7th October 2024


10th Biennial National Meeting on Headache

22nd - 25th January 2025

Lazaat Hotel and Restaurant, Wood Hill Way, Cottingham, HU16 5SX 

Upcoming Patient Events

Migraine Trust International Symposium Patient Day

8th September 2024

12.00 - 4.00pm

Hilton London Metropole

Our photo gallery

Promoting Education.

The aim of BASH is to promote education on headache disorders both among the professionals and members of the general public. In addition BASH encourages its members to share their experience through interactive forum.

Some of the areas where BASH would like you to share your experience with other headache experts include:

  • Use of Greater Occipital Nerve Block in the treatment of headache.
  • Use of Botulinum Toxin type A in the prevention of Chronic Migraine.
  • Seeing a rare headache disorder such as Paroxysmal Hemicrania, SUNCT, SUNA, Hemicrania Continua, Hypnic Headaches etc.
  • Discussion through forum of any difficult case that you see in your practice.
  • Development of a multi-centre database for cluster headache patients.



The Association was founded as a charity in 1992 by Dr TJ Steiner, The Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic, Charing Cross Hospital, London and was incorporated as a limited company in 1998.

What our members are saying.


Registration for the 10th Biennial HULL meeting is now open.

Follow this link for more information.