Dr Giles Elrington

Dr Giles Elrington

Consultant Neurologist

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

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


Other treatments

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

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Professional profile

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 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 & Conference Plus

Availability: I am available for appointments at the Spire Wellesley Hospital on Friday mornings. I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.

Clinical Interests

Alzheimers disease
Balance disorders
Brain tumors
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

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Private secretary Mrs Jane Guy
Private secretary fax 01206 855 125
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

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)

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Current NHS posts

Barts and the London NHS Trust

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

National Migraine Centre

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Personal Profile

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

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