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Dr Benjamin Wakerley - Neurology

Dr Benjamin Wakerley is a Consultant Neurologist who specialises in Headaches

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Clinical interests

Dr Benjamin Wakerley is a general neurologist with a specialist interest in headache.

He 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 injections and greater occipital nerve blocks and able to advise on the latest electronic devices and antibody therapies used to treat headache.

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Academic background

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

2019 - FRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London


Dr Wakerley is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham and is very interested in research. As well as being involved in on going headache trials he has published a number of research papers.


Dr Wakerley teaches medical students from Birmingham University Medical School and also runs the annual Oxford Symposium on Headache. He also regularly gives talks to GPs on the management of headache.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Royal College of Physicians

Association of British Neurologists

British Association for the study of Headache

NHS base

Birmingham University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Clinic Times

Monday & Thursday 17:30-21:00

01452 306009