Dr Giles Elrington

Dr Giles Elrington

Consultant Neurologist


Specialises in

  • Neuralgia
  • Headache treatments
  • Cluster headaches
  • Dystonia
  • Excessive sweating

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I have been a Consultant Neurologist since 1993. I established the neuro-rehab team in Colchester and headache clinic at Barts Health NHS Trust. I am the Former Medical Director of the National Migraine Centre. I believe I am an opinion leader in headache and migraine.

I am a general neurologist who audits practice carefully with a database of 28,000 patients over two decades. I am experienced in the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin. I lecture frequently and have a large medico-legal practice.

I am primarily a diagnostician. I diagnose and treat the following conditions: Headache; migraine; cluster headache; cranial neuralgias, fits, faints and funny turns including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (current clinical trial work), Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular transmission disorders (the subject of my MD thesis) and therapeutic botulinum toxin.

I lecture often for BMJ Masterclasses, Infomed, Headache Masterclass and Conference Plus.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GPs letter of referral.

Availability: I am available for appointments at the Spire Wellesley Hospital on Wednesdays from 8.30am - 5pm.


General Medical Council Number: C2647737

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Giles Elrington at Spire include:



Other treatments

  • Axillary hyperhidrosis
  • Botulinum toxin for chronic migraine
  • Cluster headache
  • Dystonia
  • Greater optical nerve block for headache
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Neuralgia
  • Referral for MRI scan (magnetic resonance imaging scan) 
  • Spasticity

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Additional information

Alzheimers disease
Balance disorders
Brain tumours
Clinical pharmacology
Degenerative spine
Head and neck pathology
Memory disorders
Movement disorders
Multiple sclerosis
Muscle disease
Neck pain
Neuromuscular disorders
Pain management
Pain relief
Peripheral nerve disease
Sleep disorders
Stroke prevention

MBBS (Honours Surgery; Clinical Pharmacology) / St Bartholomew's Hospital / 1980
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
This is a basic medical degree

Professional memberships

International Headache Society

Anglo-Dutch Migraine Association (former President)

British Association for the Study of Headache (former Treasurer)

British Neuropsychiatry Association

Association of British Neurologists (North East Thames representative)

I am Neurology Editor for Prescriber.

Barts and the London NHS Trust.
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
National Migraine Centre.

I enjoy my garden in the Essex countryside where we have dogs and chickens.