Dr Ben Turner

Speciality: Diabetes / Endocrinology


Benjamin C. TurnerĀ  MB.BS. BSc. FRCP

Role at hospital

I am one of two consultants providing specialist management for patients with diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and other types) and endocrine disorders (especially thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, adrenal and gonadal disease).

We work closely with a team of specialist nurses, dieticians and podiatrists via weekly out-patient clinics, and oversee the care of diabetic / endocrine in-patients in conjunction with them and our junior doctor colleagues. We have specialist links with Southampton, Oxford and London hospitals.

I also participate in the on-call rota for unselected emergency medical admissions, and see a range of general medical out-patient referrals.

Specialist interests

  • Diabetic foot complications
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Transition diabetes care
  • Obesity / bariatric surgery

Other roles

  • College tutor (Royal College of Physicians)
  • Local diabetologist lead for Retinal Screening programme

Additional information

  • Member of Diabetes UK, Society for Endocrinology, Christian Medical Fellowship
  • Consultant Physician (with admitting rights) BMI Hampshire Clinic, Old Basing


Diabetes UK

Society for Endocrinology

British Thyroid Foundation

Contact Dr Ben Turner