Mr Tim Williams MBBS MRCS FRCS(Tr & Orth)
Mr. Williams is a full time Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Foot & Ankle Surgery. He holds a substantive NHS appointment at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation trust since 2011.
Mr. Williams has a private practice based at The Oaks Hospital, Colchester. He is available to see patients on a fee paying basis or those with private medical insurance and is fee assured.
He is also available to see patients at Baddow Hospital near Chelmsford
Privately Mr. Williams consults on all aspects of Adult & Adolescent ankle and foot problems. He provides occasional advice around younger paediatric foot and ankle injuries.
For the NHS Mr. Williams leads the Colchester Foot & Ankle Clinical Team (C-FACT) working with other consultants and an extensive team across the hospital and in the community through the Anglian Community Enterprise to provide as complete a service as possible for the North East Essex population. They include
- Specialist nurses,
- Plaster technicians,
- Orthotists (Shoewear adaptations)
- Prosthetists (Artificial Limb)
- Pain Specialists
- Pain Psychologists
- Specialist Radiologists
His team works with the North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) providing specialist surgical consultation on Diabetic foot problems.
Mr. Williams undertakes a full NHS commitment to orthopaedic trauma and is rota'd on call at Colchester General Hospital.
He supports the Trauma ward ‘Aldham’ at the hospital leading on Governance and Safety in a ‘Two at the Top” programme with Sister Lucy Crimmins and Matron Rossa Baker.
Mr. Williams career began as a medical student at the London teaching hospitals of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ in 1994. After 17 years of training he became a consultant in 2011.
Mr. Williams surgical training exposed him to the skills of many aspects of the profession including Vascular surgery, General surgery, ENT surgery, Urology and Plastic surgery working in and around London. He spent a very busy post working in Accident & Emergency at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, now a level 1 trauma centre.
Mr. Williams took a sabbatical in 2004 to teach anatomy to students at Cambridge University
He became a Specialist Registrar on the East Anglian Orthopaedic Training Rotation in 2005 and from here on completed his general trauma and orthopaedic training and developed his interest in Foot & Ankle Surgery. The rotation saw him working for senior consultants across the region including at Cambridge University Hospitals and the Norfolk and Norwich.
His Senior Fellowship training of 2010-2011 was at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore under the tutelage of Mr. Dishan Singh to whom he remains loyal and indebted for his time and teaching.
Governance and on-going training
Since 2005 Mr. Williams regularly attends Foot & Ankle surgical meetings and conferences throughout the UK and Europe, on occasions further afield. He also strives to maintain his general skills with revalidation sessions at the British Orthopaedic Association yearly conferences
This is all reflected upon in Mr. Williams 'Annual Appraisal' that saw revalidation with the GMC in 2016.
Mr. Williams convenes the thrice yearly meetings of the East Anglian Foot & Ankle Society in Cambridge. A gathering of consultants from across the region to discuss the more complex and problematic cases encountered in our practice.
Mr. Williams has been an affiliate and then member of the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and European Foot & Ankle Society since 2006. He attends the annual conference and in recent years has become involved in its organisation.
Upon invitation he has attended and spoken regularly at the Round Table of Foot & Ankle Surgeons which gathers experts from across the globe to discuss aspects of the speciality in detail with evidence and eminence based consensus. His transcript of the inaugural meeting in Padua, Italy forms part of a series of clinical updates provided to specialists for the next 5 years at the yearly British Society conference.
Meet the Team
Mr Tim Williams relies upon the support of several people to deliver the highest quality of care to you. It is not possible to list them all, but here are several that you are likely to encounter.
If you would like to arrange a consultation to discuss your foot or ankle problems with Mr Williams, then please contact us.