Dr. Helen Wall is a dedicated and accomplished medical professional with a rich background in healthcare and public health. Born and raised in Bolton, Dr. Wall became a Senior GP Partner at The Oaks Family Practice (Crompton Health Centre). Over the past eleven years, she has actively engaged in various roles in Bolton, evolving into a portfolio GP.
Her commitment to the medical field extends beyond her role as a GP Partner, as she has contributed significantly to different aspects of healthcare in the region. Dr. Wall’s diverse professional roles include serving on the staff grade on-call rota at Bolton hospice, participating in the out-of-hours service for a decade and contributing to Bolton CCG as the clinical lead for women’s and children’s services, as well as being an active board member of Bolton Hospice.
Her involvement in medical education is evident through her role as a trainer for Bolton GPs, teaching, mentoring and examining medical students from Manchester University. She has also been an active contributor to the women in leadership program and has provided talks and work experience placements for students aspiring to pursue medicine. As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, Dr. Wall demonstrated strong leadership qualities as the Clinical Director of Commissioning for Bolton CCG and led the COVID response for Bolton.
Following the disbandment of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in July 2022, Dr. Wall continued her public health work, earning recognition for her contributions with an Honorary Doctorate for services to Public Health from the University of Bolton. She assumed a public health role in Greater Manchester, leading the population health team and focusing on all-age immunisations and screening for national health programs.
Her passion for advocating for patients and utilising effective communication skills is evident not only in her medical practice but also as a freelance Media GP, where she serves as the resident GP for BBC Breakfast and contributes a weekly GP column to Woman magazine.
Her multifaceted career and commitment to both her profession and the well-being of her patients exemplify Dr. Helen Wall as a compassionate and influential figure in the field of medicine and public health.