Neurologists

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DR LUKE BENNETTO BM MD MRCP (UK)

Sub-specialties:

  • Headache
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy

Special clinical interests: Headache and facial pain, Fits and funny turns, Trigeminal neuralgia, Optic neuritis, Myasthenia gravis and Neuro-otology.
NOTE: Both Dr Bennetto and Dr Cottrell provide a medico-legal report service. For further information please contact their respective secretaries

Research interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Optic Neuritis, Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, Trigeminal neuralgia

Current NHS and /or university posts: Consultant Neurologist: Bristol Royal Infirmary, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol Eye Hospital
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer:  University of Bristol, Institute of Clinical Neurosciences

Year of first medical qualification: 1997

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies: Royal College of Physicians (London)
Association of British Neurologists
American Academy of Neurology
AAN section member: Headache & facial pain; Neuro-ophthalmology and Neuro-otology

Professional profile:

At the Spire Hospital Bristol I am very happy to provide an opinion and manage any neurological presentation or condition. My practice and expertise at the Spire mirrors my NHS and University activity.

I am the lead clinician in Neurology at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. I run neurology clinics at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Frenchay Hospital and the regional neuro-ophthalmology clinic at the Bristol Eye Hospital. I am in charge of Neurology junior doctors in Bristol. I help run multiple sclerosis treatment trials at the BRaMS centre at Frenchay Hospital.

In my role as Honorary Senior Lecturer for the University of Bristol I regularly lecture and train medical students and junior doctors. I am a Medical Finals examiner for the University of Bristol.

DR DAVID COTTRELL MBChB, BSc (Hons), FRCP, PhD

Sub-specialties:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Headache
  • Epilepsy

Special clinical interests: General Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Headaches, Epilepsy and Medico-Legal
NOTE: Both Dr Bennetto and Dr Cottrell provide a medico-legal report service. For further information please contact their respective secretaries

Research interests: Dr Cottrell is the local principal investigator for several international multi-centre clinical trials in Multiple Sclerosis. He also runs his own neurophysiological study in Primary Progressive MS based at Frenchay Hospital.

Current NHS and /or university posts: Frenchay Hospital
Bristol University

Year of first medical qualification: 1994

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies: Member of the Royal College of Physicians
Association of British Neurologists
South West Multiple Sclerosis Group