Consultant Profile

Dr Luke Bennetto

Dr Luke Bennetto BM MD MRCP (UK)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Neurology
    • Epilepsy
    • Headache
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
Special clinical interests:

Headache and facial pain, Fits and funny turns, Trigeminal neuralgia, Optic neuritis, Myasthenia gravis and Neuro-otology.

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:
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

Contact Details 
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Private secretary telephone number:
Private secretary email address:
Saturday mornings
Background Information 
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.

Please note: Dr Bennetto is unable to see patients with BUPA or AXA insurance as these companies will not meet his standard fees or allow Dr Bennetto to claim the shortfall from these customers. All other insurance and self-pay customers are welcome to see Dr Bennetto.

Personal profile:

I developed a deep interest in neurology during medical school which has grown into a fascination over the years. I was awarded an MD for my thesis on disability in multiple sclerosis at the University of Bristol. I have published work in peer reviewed international journals on multiple sclerosis, brain tumours, optic neuritis, trigeminal neuralgia, and hydrocephalus.

Away from work my hobbies include kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing and tennis although my major interest is my wife and two young children. 

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Dr Luke Bennetto

Dr Luke Bennetto Neurology Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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