COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

Dr Helen Banks

About Helen Banks

Dr Helen Banks is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, working with inpatients on Seddon Specialist Rehabilitation Unit at St Helens Hospital where those with physical, cognitive or communication impairment after illness or injury are provided with multidisciplinary rehabilitation. She also sees outpatients to undertake specialist rehabilitation assessment and offer management strategies. 

She did her undergraduate medical training at Newcastle University before speciality training in Rehabilitation Medicine within the Oxford Deanery. 

Dr Banks is the Less than Full Time Training Champion and Return to Training Champion for The Walton Centre. 

She is also the Training Programme Director for the North West/Mersey region, supporting those doctors undertaking speciality training in Rehabilitation Medicine. 


Rehabilitation medicine 



Clinical/research interests

Rehabilitation medicine 

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for inpatients 

Outpatient specialist rehabilitation assessment and management strategies 

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

Royal College of Physicians, British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine 

Related Services

Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network (CMRN)

CMRN delivers specialist rehabilitation services across a pathway from hyper-acute to community services.


The focus of rehabilitation is to enable people to live as independently as possible by maximising their clinical outcomes

Page last updated: 15 July 2021