COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

Headache service

Service contact information

Service detail

The headache service provides clinics to support four consultants specialising in headaches. 

The clinics consist of:

  • Follow up review clinics for all headache disorders
  • Botulinum toxin injection clinics
  • Nerve block injection clinics
  • Anti–calcitonin gene related peptide review clinics

Getting here

Sid Watkins Building

Sid Watkins Building

This building hosts our Complex Rehabilitation Unit, some outpatients services, pain management services, corporate services and more.


Lower Lane,Liverpool, L9 7BB

Directions and map

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The Walton Centre - Main Hospital Building

The Walton Centre Main Building

This building hosts many of our in-patient services, including wards and theatres, and some outpatients services.


Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

Directions and map

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Referral information

Referrals can be made through your GP

Patient leaflets

Botulinum Toxin for Chronic Migraines

The toxin is a protein and is produced by a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum.

Migraine - a comprehensive guide

There are many different types of headache, migraine, cluster headaches, sinus headache, and more. However, more than 90% of headaches will be caused by migraine – this booklet will help you to identify if your headaches are due to migraine and if so, how best to stop them happening.

Primary headache information

Information for people who have been diagnosed with a primary headache

Headache service Consultants

Dr Nicholas Silver

Dr Silver established the headache service at The Walton Centre in 2004 and since that time has expanded this service to include four headache subspecialist consultants and two clinical nurse specialists.

Dr Mona Ghadiri-Sani

Dr Ghadiri-Sani moved to the The Walton Centre for neurology training and has been a consultant since 2017. She has a specialist interest in headache disorders, particularly migraine and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH).

Dr Anita Krishnan

Dr Anita Krishnan is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre, specialising in headaches and CSF pressure disorders.

Dr Lauren A Fratalia

Dr Lauren Fratalia qualified in medicine at the University of Valencia (Spain) and also completed post-graduate specialist training in Valencia. She held neurology and stroke medicine posts in Spain and the UK prior to joining The Walton Centre in 2012. Dr Fratalia currently provides general neurology services at The Walton Centre and Whiston Hospital, and also has a specialised headache clinic as part of the Regional Refractory Headache Service.

Page last updated: 22 June 2021