Dr Natalie Walker

Consultant in Acute and Stroke Medicine - Acute Medicine

Telephone Number: 01204 390457

Professional Background

Dr Walker studied at St Martin’s College, Lancaster, where she gained a BSc (Hons) in Medical Imaging Science. She then continued her studies at the University of Dundee where she qualified as a doctor in 2004 with an MBChB. She then gained an MRCP in 2008 and a Certificate of Completion of Training in Acute and Stroke Medicine in 2014.

Dr Walker is currently studying a Masters course in Medical Education at Edgehill University having completed a PGCE and diploma. She has previously worked at other hospitals in the North West Deanery and completed her senior clinical fellowship at Salford Royal.

In February 2014, Dr Walker came to work in the Acute Medicine and Stroke Departments at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and is also the liaison lead for acute oncology. In March 2017 she commenced the role of Associate Foundation Programme Director within the faculty of medical education. She is a professional member of the Royal College of Physicians, the British Association of Stroke Physicians and an Associate Member of the British Association for the Study of Headache.

Special Interests and Research

Dr Walker has special interests in stroke and medical education.


Various publications including unusual causes of Ischaemic stroke, management of dysphagia, development of simple clinical tools and quality of life in people with chronic illness.

Dr Natalie Walker works in the following services:

Acute Medicine

Acute Medicine is the busiest department in the hospital. It looks after all medical patients admitted to hospital via their GP or through the Emergency Department (A&E). Experienced medical professionals see and assess the patients within an hour, decide on further investigations and urgent treatment, and make plans for the further care of patients whether that be at home, in an outpatient clinic or on a hospital ward.

Stroke Services

The stroke service looks after all patients admitted with a new diagnosis of stroke and provides care back into the community. The specialist team will assess and plan care with your involvement from your admission to transfer into the community .