Meet the team – Dr Krystyna Walton FRCP

Dr Krystyna Walton FRCP has been a consultant in neuro rehabilitation since 1988, and has been a consultant at The Priory Highbank Centre since 1996.

We are immensely proud and fortunate to have Dr Walton’s expertise here at Highbank.

She has wide experience in all aspects of neuro rehabilitation and her particular interests are in complex neuro disability, acquired brain injury and the management of people with medically unexplained disability.

Clinical lead for neuro rehabilitation

As the clinical lead for neuro rehabilitation at the Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Salford Royal Hospital, she has been responsible for the development of an acute neuro rehabilitation service, including a twenty bedded inpatient unit.

Her current NHS post involves early and acute neuro rehabilitation in the neurosciences centre, with outreach to neurosurgical and neurology wards, intensive care unit and neuro high dependency unit.

She has expertise in the management of patients with tracheostomy, including complex decannulation programmes. She is also experienced in the management of patients in low awareness states such as persistent vegetative and minimally conscious states.

Her credentials include:

  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians since 1980, and a Fellow since 1995
  • Member of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM), providing occasional assistance in compiling responses on behalf of the BSRM to National Guidance about various aspects of rehabilitation.
  • Training Programme Director for Rehabilitation Medicine for the Western Deanery, actively involved in the training of doctors wishing to specialise in rehabilitation medicine.
  • Appointed Chair of the Royal College of Physicians Joint Specialist Committee in Rehabilitation Medicine (2014)
  • Member of the RCP Medical Specialty Board for the BRSM
  • Member of the Executive, Education, Research and Clinical Standards Committee.
  • Represents the BRSM on NHS England Clinical Advisory Groups for Complex Rehabilitation and for Major Trauma.
  • Led Major Trauma Rehabilitation in Greater Manchester (2011)
  • Director of Greater Manchester Major Trauma Rehabilitation (2015)

How to make a referral

Referrals are accepted from all NHS services including ITU, Trauma Units, adult and children wards, local authorities, private medical insurers and solicitors. The onsite team will be happy to discuss funding options and arrangements. Admission is following a comprehensive assessment by the interdisciplinary team and subject to agreement by the relevant funding authority.

To make a referral or for enquiries and further information, please call us on 01706 283 304 or email