Dr Tom Walton

.Dr Tom Walton


Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Walton is a Consultant Rheumatologist with special clinical interests in soft tissue rheumatology, gout, rheumatoid arthritis and paediatric rheumatology. Dr Walton is a member of the British Medical Association, the British Society of Rheumatology and the Royal College of Physicians.

Having qualified as a doctor in 1992 from the University of London, Dr Walton went on to train in General Medicine & Rheumatology at St Thomass’, Guy’s & Kings College Hospitals in London, where he completed research into the Management of Painful Shoulders and Connective Tissue Disease. Dr Walton joined Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust in 2002. He has been heavily involved in education as Royal College Tutor and is both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Clinical Tutor in Rheumatology.

Dr Walton is responsible for the management of over 800 patients with inflammatory arthritis and is the Department Lead for Paediatric Rheumatology.

He has a special interest in and has developed local treatment guidelines for the management of gout.
In addition, he has developed new services, including a joint clinic with a hand surgeon.