Dr James Harley

Consultant Neurologist

MBChB, MRCP(Lond), FRCP(Lond)

"I enjoy the calm, relaxed atmosphere at the Spire, which I find helps patients feel at ease and helps me to focus on helping patients. The staff are all very friendly and helpful."

Specialises in

  • Headache, numbness and tingling
  • Blackouts and seizures
  • Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis and management
  • Diagnosis and management of neuro-muscular disorders

I am a Consultant Neurologist and have worked in Hull since 1998, specialising in neurology since 2003. I am experienced in diagnosing and treating conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, migraine, motor neurone disease, neuropathy, neuro-muscular disorders, stroke, dystonia, ataxia, myelitis, optic neuritis, cognitive disorders and functional disorders.

I commonly deal with symptoms such as headache, numbness, tingling, blackouts, seizures, tremor, weakness, unsteadiness, coordination problems, speech disturbance, memory problems.

My special interest and expertise is in the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis.

I am chair of the Neurology Clinical Governance committee at Hull Royal Infirmary.

I am the lead for multiple sclerosis services in Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.


General Medical Council Number: C4426219

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr James Harley at Spire include:


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Additional information

Clinical interests

Alzheimers disease
Memory disorders
Movement disorders
Multiple sclerosis
Muscle disease
Neuromuscular disorders
Pain management
Peripheral nerve disease
Sleep disorders

Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Leeds / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBChB is a degree given to physicians when they first qualify as doctors.

Professional memberships

Association of British Neurologists

Royal College of Physicians of London

Professional leadership

I am the lead for Multiple Sclerosis services in Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. I am chair of the Department of Neurology Clinical Governance forum.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurologist Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Personal profile

I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, enjoying wildlife together. I occasionally get the chance to indulge in a spot of metal detecting and home brewing.

Contact information

Telephone 01482 672 444
Private secretary Adele Riches and Donna Smith
Private secretary telephone 01482 672 470