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 Lauren A Fratalia

About Lauren A Fratalia

Dr Lauren Fratalia qualified in medicine at the University of Valencia (Spain) and also completed post-graduate specialist training in Valencia. She held neurology and stroke medicine posts in Spain and the UK prior to joining The Walton Centre in 2012. Dr Fratalia currently provides general neurology services at The Walton Centre and Whiston Hospital, and also has a specialised headache clinic as part of the Regional Refractory Headache Service.





Clinical/research interests

Headache disorders

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

  • Association of British Neurologists (ABN)
  • European Association of Neurologists (EAN)
  • British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH)
  • Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP)  

Related Services


The Neurology service provides specialist care to patients across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. 

Headache service

The headache service provides clinics to support four consultants specialising in headaches

Page last updated: 23 May 2021