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 Andrew Nicolson

About Andrew Nicolson

Dr Andrew Nicolson trained in Manchester and then did his specialty training largely in in north west England. He completed an MD research degree in epilepsy in Liverpool and has been a Consultant at The Walton Centre since 2005.  

Dr Nicolson was appointed Director of Medical Education between 2007 and 2013 and Assistant Medical Director from 2013-2016. Since 2016 he has been the Medical Director of the Trust. 

He has a sub-specialty interest in epilepsy and as such provides specialist epilepsy clinics where he assessed patients with blackouts / funny turns and also advises on treatment for complex epilepsy. He is also part of the epilepsy surgery MDT. 

Dr Nicolson provides a community general neurology clinic in Birkenhead where he assess and treat patients with all neurological symptoms / conditions.  


Neurology with a sub-specialist interest in epilepsy 



Clinical/research interests


Community general neurology clinic, Birkenhead  

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

Association of British Neurologists 

International League Against Epilepsy UK Branch 

Mersey Region Epilepsy Association 

Related Services


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


Epileptic seizures occur when there is an episode of abnormal electrical activity within the brain.

Page last updated: 20 July 2021