Dr Luke Bennetto

Consultant Profile

Name: Dr Luke Bennetto
Qualifications: BM MD FRCP
Specialities: Neurology
Clinical Research Interests: Neuro-ophthalmology, optic neuritis
Year Qualified: 1997
Appointments NHS: Consultant Neurologist North Bristol NHS Trust Honorary Consultant Neurologist University Bristol Hospital Trust
University Posts: Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Bristol
Training and Programme Director Severn Deanery
Membership of National Professional Societies: Association of British Neurologists
Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
Bristol Medical Association
UK Neuro-ophthalmology Society (Education Secretary)
Publications: Bennetto L, Patel NK, Fuller G. Trigeminal Neuralgia and its management. Br Med J. 2007 Jan 27;334(7586):201-5.

Bennetto L et al. The relationship between relapse, impairment and disability in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler 2011 Oct;17(10):1218-24

Bennetto L, Foreman N, Ironside J, Love S, Harding B, Hayward R, Ellison D. Ki-67 immunolabelling index is a prognostic indicator in Childhood Posterior Fossa Ependymoma. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology (1998), 24, 434-440.

Bennetto L, Totham A, Healy P, Massey E, Scolding N. Plasma exchange in episodes of severe inflammatory demyelination of the central nervous system. A report of six cases. J Neurol. 2004 Dec; 251(12): 1515-21.

Bennetto LP, Lyons P. Miller Fisher syndrome associated with Pasteurella multocida infection. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2004 Dec; 75(12): 1786-7.

Bennetto L, Powter L, Scolding N. A case of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning: a diagnostic challenge without an exposure history. J Med Case Reports. 2008; 2: 118.

Bennetto L, Scolding N. Inflammatory / post-infectious encephalomyelitis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2004; 75 (Suppl 1): i22-i28.

Bennetto L, Patel N, Fuller G. Trigeminal Neuralgia. Geriatric Medicine. Dec 2008; 639-642.

Bennetto L, Plant GT. The optic papilla (“inny” or “outy”) and the origins of papilloedema. Pract Neurol. 2012 Aug;12(4):269-70.

Bennetto L, Guly C, Ormerod I, Plant GT. Eye drop neurology. Pract Neurol. 2014 Feb 11

Sarkar P, Price C, Fish M, Bennetto L. Skull base aspergillosis in an immunocompetent elderly man with early response to steroid. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Nov 28;11(1)
Medico Legal Reports: I have written over 300 civil and criminal medico-legal neurological reports since August 2010. I have acted as an expert witness for the GMC. Since 2018 I have provided evidence in 92 cases (48 Claimant: 44 Defendant). I have given expert evidence in Court on three occasions and acted as a joint expert.

I have attended medicolegal training with Bond Solon. I have passed assessments on report writing, civil law & procedure and live cross examination. I have been awarded the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.

Contact Details

Appointments: 07736 515434
Private Secretary: Sharon Barnett
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