Mr Ben Turney
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Qualifications: MA MBBChir MSc DPhil FRCS PGDipLATHE
Year first qualified: 1998
GMC number: 4583888
Main NHS base: Oxford University Hospitals NHS TrustUrology Treatments
Mr Ben Turney specialises in general urology, kidney stones, symptoms due to enlarged prostate and diagnostic urology.
Training and background
Mr Ben Turney is the Bernard Senior Clinical Researcher in Urology in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (University of Oxford), Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Clinical Lead for Urology in Oxford. He was an undergraduate at Downing College, Cambridge and undertook surgical training in the Oxford region. Mr Turney has completed research for both an MSc and DPhil (= PhD) in Oxford. He also obtained a diploma in university-level teaching in 2006 from the University of Oxford. As the clinical lead for kidney stone services in Oxford, he has driven successful business plans to introduce a fixed site lithotripter in Oxford (2009) and a 100W laser (2012) for stone surgery and laser prostate surgery (HOLEP). Mr Turney hosts the international EBU fellowship in stone management in Oxford – one of only 2 such recognised fellowship programmes in Europe. He has benefited from international experience with recognised leaders in the field including Prof Glenn Preminger at Duke University, North Carolina, USA and Prof Olivier Traxer, Hôpital Tenon, Paris. In 2013, Mr Turney was awarded the International Guest Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons, one of only 13 awarded internationally.
Mr Turney has a clinical interest in endourology: particularly the treatment and prevention of kidney stones and the management of men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). He is an elected member of the national BAUS Section of Endourology Committee. He is managing partner of Oxford Urology Associates, a private practice group of 7 urology consultants working in the region.
Research and teaching
Since 2004, Mr Turney has had a joint academic and NHS appointment. He is a Senior Clinical Researcher at the University of Oxford and since 2007, he has led the Oxford Stone Group which has examined many aspects of stone disease and its management. Mr Turney has developed collaborations with multiple departments in Oxford University and industry and has published over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is regularly invited to give lectures internationally.
Current interests include the design of new endourological technology (collaboration between Mathematics and Engineering departments in Oxford and Boston Scientific as an industry partner); the development of digital patient pathways (collaboration with Oneview and McLaren Applied technologies); 3D printing – development of a multidisciplinary hub in Oxford and biometric data collection and analysis (collaboration with McLaren Applied Technologies).
Mr Turney is also a co-founder and a Director of UroScreen Ltd, which provides urologists and their patients with StoneScreen technology, and co-founder and a director of Oxbridge Courses Ltd, which provides training in management and leadership to senior trainees and junior consultants. Since 2001, he has been a co-director of Premed which provides educational courses to school leavers interested in a career in medicine and he has acted as a medical advisor to industry partners.
Professional memberships: British Association of Urologists, Royal College of Surgeons England, European Association of Urology