Dr Benjamin Turner

Dr Benjamin Turner

MBBS, MRCP, MD

Neurology

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Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
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4.9
Explanation
4.86

Top feedback

“Dr Benjamin Turner saw me immediately after my arrival at London Bridge Hospital. He was friendly, courteous and professional, providing knowledgeable insight into my condition along with a follow up scan for re-assurance.“
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Subspecialties

  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Neurogenetics
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3591284
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £290

    Follow-up appointment: £190

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1197 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    775 reviews

    About

    Headache, dizziness and sensory disturbance are all common

    neurological conditions that are disturbing and can be disabling. Dr Ben Turner

    is a Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer with a wealth of

    experience in the full range of neurological conditions with a particular

    interest in headache, dizziness and multiple sclerosis.

    The key to good management of all medical conditions is to

    ‘nail’ the diagnosis and then identify treatable causes. Common symptoms such

    as ‘headache’ and ‘vertigo’ are often incorrectly diagnosed and the wrong

    treatments recommended. Dr Ben Turner can provide prompt assessment,

    investigation and interventions where required.

    Dr Ben Turner’s NHS post is as Senior Consultant Neurologist

    at Barts Health NHS Trust and as Honorary Senior Lecturer continues to be

    actively involved in research for MS and headache. In addition, as Training

    Programme Director for Neurology he manages the training of future Consultant

    Neurologists. At HCA Shard and London Brdige he is Senior Neurology Consultant and Network lead for Neurology. 

    In addition to his work in the UK, Dr Turner has also worked as a visiting doctor in Kuwait, UAE and Jordan. He has also given lectures on Multiple Sclerosis in various cities, including Tehran and Beirut, where the disease is prevalent.

    For further information please see website: drbenturner.com


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Botox Injection For Headache
    • 'GammaCore’ Vagal Nerve Stimulator
    • Greater Occipital Nerve Block For Headache 
    • Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis
    • Epley Manoeuvre
    • Vesitibular Rehabilitation
    • Headache
    • Migraine
    • Dizziness
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Stroke
    • Seizures
    • Loss of consciousness 
    • Facial Pain
    • Labyrinthitis
    • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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    Medical procedures

    • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
    • Electromyography (EMG)
    • Myelogram
    • Nerve Conduction Test
    • Neurocritical Care
    • Neuroradiology (Imaging)
    • Spinal Tap
    • Ultrasound
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Headache
    • Migraine
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Concussion
    • Epilepsy
    • Seizures
    • Stroke
    • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
    • Alzheimers Disease
    • Arteriovenous Malformation
    • Ataxia
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Tumours
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Clinical Neurophysiology
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Dementia
    • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae
    • Dysarthria
    • Dyscalculia
    • Dysgraphia
    • Dyslexia
    • Guillain Barre Syndrome
    • Huntington’s Disease
    • Memory Disorders
    • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
    • Movement Disorders
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Narcolepsy
    • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
    • Neuromuscular Disease
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
    • Prion Disease
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Spinal Cord Tumour
    • Spinal Disorders
    • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
    • Vascular Dementia
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    Education

    • MB BS University of London 1991
    • MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1996
    • DM St Mary’s Hospital Medical School 2003
    • Association of British Neurologist 1997
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    Reviews

    4.89 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Migraine
    5/21
    Headache
    3/21
    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    3/21
    Epilepsy
    2/21
    Anxiety
    1/21
    Astra Zeneca vaccine induced headaches
    1/21
    Botox for migraines
    1/21
    Cluster headaches
    1/21
    Concussion
    1/21
    Dementia
    1/21
    It was a combination of issues
    1/21
    Lyme disease
    1/21
    Neurology
    1/21
    Seizures
    1/21
    Stroke
    1/21
    Ultrasound
    1/21
    severe headaches/jaw ache/swollen face, ultimately diagnosed as temporal artritis
    1/21
    syntoms of numbness in my leg and arms
    1/21
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Astra Zeneca vaccine induced headaches Headache
    Dr Benjamin Turner saw me immediately after my arrival at London Bridge Hospital. He was friendly, courteous and professional, providing knowledgeable insight into my condition along with a follow up scan for re-assurance.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Migraine
    I had been suffering with severe migraine and vertigo since the end of October last year. I was feeling very let down by doctors that I have been seeing. I was told that I would have to wait for tests to be carried out which wasn’t till the end of April this year. My physiotherapist recommended I see Dr Ben Turner. She had been to one of his seminars and thought he may be able to help me. I was seen within a few days of contacting him and straight away was given a probable diagnosis and a plan moving forward for my recovery. I was given medication for the migraines referred to see Nicola Harris, vestibular physiotherapist. She gave me exercises to do and put me on a restrictive diet. I felt an improvement within the week slowly progressing every day. I am hoping to go back to work in the next couple of weeks. ( slow phased return) Two months ago I felt this was never going to happen. I believe that if I hadn’t seen Dr Ben Turner and Nicola Harris I would still be sitting on my sofar waiting for the tests with migraines and dizziness .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Epilepsy
    Excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lyme disease
    Friendly and professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Stroke Seizures Anxiety
    Extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful - just as he was when I was ill 13 years ago. Good listener!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Migraine Headache
    Dr Turner and his office Mr S and Hazel have been and continue to be exceptional. I know that Hazel used all her negotiating skills to my benefit for one particular procedure and at one of the very worst moments she took charge and left me confident she would deal with it. Dr Turner immediately gave me confidence on Friday evening that I had made it to a place where I could be helped. He always did exactly what he said he would and I was very relieved to have found myself allocated under his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    severe headaches/jaw ache/swollen face, ultimately diagnosed as temporal artritis
    When I presented to Dr Turner on 16th October I was in a desperate state, I quickly became aware that I was now in very good hands and am incredibly grateful for the care and attention he gave me late into the evening and offering me reassurance on initial test results before leaving. He has followed up regularly whilst in hospital and outside and I feel I couldn’t be in better hands. Everything is clearly explained and I have opportunity to ask questions In addition to recognising Dr Turner’s amazing help, I would also like to mention all of the team within his office and especially Hazel, Practice Manager. At absolutely the lowest point for me, Hazel stepped in and took personal responsibility, negotiating hard on my behalf and to my benefit. She left me confident that she would sort the challenge, she did and communicated back to me quickly and in a caring manner, I owe her a huge debt of gratitude.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (3/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    a very knowledgable Doctor who generously shares his experience and is willing to engage with difficult questions. I feel confident in his expertise and am glad to have the chance of consultations with him. I am not a medical doctor but I think he is very up to date with the field of MS.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Concussion
    Dr Ben Turner was great at answering my questions and putting me at ease throughout our consultation and did the necessary checks required to ensure full diagnosis.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Migraine
    Explained well and nice
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Neurology

    Dr Farooq Maniyar
    Dr Farooq Maniyar
    Neurology

    26-10-2020

    Multiple sclerosis General Neurology Headache Video consultations Dr Turner is an excellent clinician and colleague. He has a very good manner and patients find him approachable. I would recommend him

    For specialty: Neurology
    For conditions: Spinal Disorders, Vascular Dementia, Headache, Migraine, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Dysarthria, Concussion, Brain Tumours, Epilepsy
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Neuroradiology (Imaging)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Melvin Lobo
    Professor Melvin Lobo
    General (Internal) Medicine, Cardiology

    19-10-2020

    Dr Ben Turner is a highly experienced neurologist who provides first class clinical care and diagnostics for the many patients I have referred him. They all give positive feedback on his thorough approach and reassuring manner. He is also exceedingly well regarded by his peers and has been clinical lead for Neurology in Barts Teaching Hospital Trust. I recommend him without reservation.

    For specialty: Neurology
    For conditions: Headache, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Nerve Conduction Test, Neuroradiology (Imaging)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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