Dr Clive Karl Bezzina is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, based at the North Staffordshire Rehabilitation Centre, Stoke-on-Trent.
Dr Bezzina has experience in the rehabilitation and management of people with significant disabilities, including traumatic and acquired brain injuries including people with tracheostomies and prolonged disorder or consciousness, spinal cord injuries, multiple orthopaedic injuries, stroke and long term neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
Areas of Expertise and Current Responsibilities include:
Clinical Lead for the Acute Rehabilitation and Trauma Unit (ARTU) at the Royal Stoke University Hospital since opening in May 2016. ARTU is a 1 of 5 in the UK hyperacute 27 bedded unit dedicated for the most complex polytrauma patients ranging from head injuries, spinal injuries and also complex orthopaedic injuries. 10 of these beds are Level 1a Specialist Rehabilitation beds.
Clinical Lead for the Spasticity Service since January 2016. This service is one of the largest Spasticity Services in the UK with
international reputation. It ranges from complex multidisciplinary assessments, botulinum toxin injections using EMG/ muscle stimulation and U/S guidance as well as intratechal baclofen pump management. Since his appointment as a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine Dr Bezzina has re-organized the service with a particular focus on collection of outcome measures and service development.
Over the past 9 years Dr Bezzina has delivered over 30 spasticity education seminars and webinars to health care professionals and the corporate sector. He is also widely published.
He has undertaken Medico legal Reports since 2018. Providing a number of medico legal reports, the majority of which were instructed by claimant solicitors.
Essential knowledge for the expert witness, BMA House London, April 2015, Writing Expert Reports (Introduction) Workshop, Professional Solutions London, January 2017, Writing Expert Reports (Advanced) Seminar, Professional Solutions London, January 2017, Stewarts Medical Witness Training Day, Stewarts London, March 2019, Medico-Legal Conference 2021, online, June 2021.
Member of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Member of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation, Member of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Medical Executive for the Maltese Lifeguard & Water Rescue Academ