Neil Walker BSc (Hons) MBChB FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Mr Neil Walker is a double fellowship-trained consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist surgeon at Liverpool University Hospital, The Sefton Suite, Liverpool and Spire Murrayfield, Wirral. Mr Walker specialises in the management of hand and wrist conditions. He is available for consultations in the NHS (via a GP and the Choose and Book System) and in the private sector.
Neil Walker qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1999. Following early surgical training in Portsmouth and Plymouth, he completed Higher Specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the Edinburgh and Wessex deaneries, incorporating a 6-month trauma fellowship at University Hospital Coventry. He successfully passed his final specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic examinations in 2013, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics). He was awarded his Certificate of Completion of Training by the General Medical Council in 2015.
He completed his training with an 18-month fellowship in Hand and Wrist surgery at the highly prestigious Wrightington Hospital, acknowledged as an Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence, learning the novel technique of Wide Awake Surgery. In 2016 he was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, and now works at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, following a merger of the acute adult hospitals in Liverpool.
Mr Walker was a Medical Officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps for 20 years, retiring in 2019. During his long military service he undertook operational tours to North Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Iraq and Afghanistan, which included a three month tour as the sole UK surgeon to Camp Bastion in 2009. This experience has been invaluable in his career as a trauma surgeon, representing training beyond that seen in the NHS.
Mr Walker has published extensively throughout his training, and has presented at both national and international meetings. He is committed to teaching and is an accredited ATLS instructor. He is also Course Director of the Basic Surgical Skills course at the MASTER Unit at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool, training the surgeons of the future.
Mr Walker has full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and is on the Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an associate member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and has full medical indemnity with the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS). Committed to confidentiality, he is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.
Qualifications & Degrees
FRCS (Tr & Orth), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2013
Postgraduate Certificate in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Cardiff Metropolitan University 2006
MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2006
MB ChB, University of Glasgow 1999
BSc (Hons), University of Birmingham 1994
Outside of work, my main interests are spending time with my family. I am married to a midwife and we have six children. I enjoy reading, skiing, rugby, tennis and golf.