Position and qualifications
Dr Krystyna Walton FRCP has been a consultant in neurorehabilitation since 1988, and has been a consultant at The Priory Highbank Centre since 1996.
She is the clinical lead for neurorehabilitation at the Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Salford Royal Hospital, where she has been responsible for the development of an acute neurorehabilitation service, including a twenty bedded inpatient unit.
She has been a member of the Royal College of Physicians since 1980, and a Fellow since 1995. She is an active 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.
She is actively involved in the training of doctors wishing to specialise in rehabilitation medicine, being a member of the specialty training committee in the North West. Previously she was Chair of the Specialty Training Committee in Rehabilitation Medicine and during her tenure as chair oversaw the development of a comprehensive training programme in the North West region for the speciality.
She was previously a Consultant in Neurorehabilitation with the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, and was based in Rochdale.
Dr Walton has wide experience in all aspects of neurorehabilitation. Her particular interests are in complex neurodisability, acquired brain injury and the management of people with medically unexplained disability. Her current NHS post involves early and acute neurorehabilitation 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.
MB ChB Liverpool, FRCP London, MRCP (UK)