Advocacy, Access & Migraine at Work

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Key Questions
  • What is the mission of The Migraine Trust, which countries does it operate in, and what are its primary areas of focus?
  • What is patient advocacy, and why is it important?
  • What steps can patients take to advocate for themselves?
  • What challenges do patients encounter in accessing migraine treatments in the U.K., particularly in terms of obtaining CGRP-targeting medications?
  • What are the priorities of The Migraine Trust in terms of changing policy and discussing migraine care with the government?
  • How can people in the U.K. support the efforts of The Migraine Trust?
  • How has the burden of migraine been affected by rising costs and world events?
  • How does migraine affect people at work, and what can be done to improve workplace support?
  • Where can people learn more about The Migraine Trust and its work?
Interview Notes
Treatments Mentioned
  • Atogepant (Qulipta, Aquipta in the U.K.)
  • CGRP monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)
  • CGRP small-molecule receptor antagonists (gepants)
  • Rimegepant (Nurtec, Vydura in the U.K.)
  • Ubrogepant (Ubrelvy)

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Rob Music

Chief Executive
The Migraine Trust, London

Rob joined The Migraine Trust as chief executive in February 2021 and through positive collaborations is determined to see improvements in migraine care, treatments, and access for people living with migraine. Rob has over 30 years of experience working for healthcare charities, starting out as a fundraiser, and before his current position, he held similar roles at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Endometriosis U.K. He brings a range of skills, including implementing organizational growth and development, public affairs management, service development, health and policy influence, fundraising, and media and communications.

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