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Last updated: 16 Jul 2020
Dr Benjamin Wakerley is a Consultant Neurologist with a specialist interest in headache.
He is the clinical lead for headache at Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He also sees NHS and Private patients in a specialist headache clinic at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Dr Wakerley offers extensive diagnostic services and treatment options for all types of headache. He is particularly interested in the treatment of patients with daily headache, including chronic migraine and is able to advise on the latest treatment options.
Dr Wakerley is very experienced in the administration of botulinum toxin injections (Botox) and greater occipital nerve blocks and able to advise on electronic devices used to treat headache (gammaCore, Cefaly and eNeura).
Primary medical qualifications and degrees
1997 - BSc in Neuroscience (1st class), University College London, London
2001 - MBBS, Imperial College School of Medicine, London
2003 - MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London
2009 - PhD in Molecular Immunology, Imperial College, London
2012 - MRCP (Neurology), Royal College of Physicians, London
2014 - Consultant Neurologist, Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
2014 - Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
2014 - Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford
Dr Wakerley is very interested in research and as well as being involved in on going headache trials has published a number of research papers.
Dr Wakerley teaches medical students from the Bristol Medical School and University of Oxford Medical School and also runs the annual Oxford Symposium on Headache. He also regularly gives talks to GPs on the management of headache.
Areas of expertise
Dr Wakerley is general neurologist with a specialist interest in headache. He is particularly interested in the management of chronic daily headache.
Areas of interest
Headache; Migraine; chronic migraine; Cluster Headache; Tension-type headache; new daily persistent headache; post traumatic headache; medication overuse headache; occipital neuralgia; cervicogenic headache.
Current NHS consultant posts held
1) Gloucester and Cheltenham NHS Foundation Trust
2) Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
MRC training fellowship
New England Journal of Medicine
Nature Review Neurology
Muscle and Nerve
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
Journal of Asthma
Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Journal of Neuroimaging
European Journal of Neurology
Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research
Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Journal of Travel Medicine
American Journal of Neuroradiology
Journal of Neurology
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Expert Review Therapeutics
European Journal of Epilepsy
British Journal of General Practice
Expert Review Neurotherapeutics
Courses offered to GPs
Oxford Headache Symposium
- PhD Molecular Immunoloy Imperial College, London 2011
- MBBS Imperial College, London 2001
- BSc Neuroscience University College London 1997
- MRCP (Neurology) Royal College of Physicians 2012
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2003
Reference number 6028684
Details of entry to specialist register
- Neurology, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
- John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
- 17:30 - 20:30
- 07814 062284
- Winfield Hospital, Gloucester
- 17:30 - 21:00
- 07814 062284
Post treatment communication
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