Dr Benjamin Wakerley

Dr Benjamin Wakerley

Ben Wakerley

Neurology 06028684

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network


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About me

Dr Benjamin Wakerley is a Consultant Neurologist seeing all neurology issues, but has a special interest in migraine and all types of headache.

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. He also deals with cluster headache, vestibular headache, trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain.

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). He can also prescribe the new anti-CGRP monoclonal antibody.

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 NHS Post
Consultant Neurologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham


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.

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

  • A7302

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

    Ramsay Winfield Hospital (1-5)

  • 22003

    Sleep Electroencephalography (EEG) - (1-5)

  • BB906

    ExCon - Further Discretionary Payment - (1-5)

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