Dr Wakerley


  • Chronic headache
  • Cluster headaches
  • Headache
  • Migraines
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurological disorders

Dr Benjamin Wakerley

GMC: 6028684

Dr Benjamin Wakerley is a leading neurologist based in Oxford and Gloucestershire. He specialises in diagnosing and treating all kinds of headaches, including migraines, cluster headaches and chronic headaches, as well as other neurological disorders. He runs a private practice focusing on treating headaches, and in 2014 he established a new specialist headache clinic in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Dr Wakerley qualified in medicine from Imperial College School of Medicine, London, and completed training in neurology in both London and Oxford. He also spent two years in Singapore at the National University Hospital as part of his neurology registrar training. He has a PhD in molecular immunology and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (Neurology) (MRCP (Neurology)). He is actively involved in research, having published a number of papers, and is involved in ongoing clinical trials for headaches.
  • Professional experience

    • Consultant Neurologist, Winfield Hospital (present)
    • Consultant Neurologist, John Radcliffe Hospital (present)
    • Consultant Neurologist, Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2014 - present)
    • Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2014 - present)
    • Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford (2014 - present)
  • Education

    • FRCP (Neurology), Royal College of Physicians, London (2019) 
    • PhD in Molecular Immunology, Imperial College, London (2009)
    • MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London (2003)
    • MB BS, Imperial College School of Medicine, University of London (2001)
    • BSc in Neuroscience (1st class), University College London, London (1997)
  • Professional membership

    • Member of the Royal College of Physicians
    • Association of British Neurologists
  • Teaching posts

    • Teaches students from the Bristol Medical School and University of Oxford Medical School.
    • Runs the annual Oxford Symposium on Headache.

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Chronic headache
  • Cluster headaches
  • Headache
  • Migraines
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurological disorders
  • Tension headache

Make an appointment


  • Winfield Hospital
    Tewkesbury Rd, Longford, Gloucester GL2 9EE - Gloucester
    (+44) 01865959563
  • John Radcliffe Hospital
    Headley Way, Headington OX3 9DU - Oxford
    (+44) 01865959563
  • Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital
    Hatherley Lane GL51 6SY - Gloucester (Cheltenham)
    (+44) 01865959563


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  • I was much reassured by visiting Dr Wakerley. He listened well and was able to suggest treatments I had not co sidered before.
  • Excellent doctor. Really listened to me and came up with answers quickly. I feel confident my quality of life will improve under Dr. Wakerley's care.