Dr Benjamin Wakerley 06028684

Ben Wakerley


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About me

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

Current Post

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.

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Procedures completed

  • BB906

    ExCon - Further Discretionary Payment - (1-5)

  • A7302

    Continuous nerve block +/- Image guidance (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Winfield Hospital (1-5)

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