Dr Walter Busuttil MBChB MPhil MRCGP FRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Combat Stress.
Walter qualified in Medicine in Manchester in 1983, joining the RAF as a medical student cadet. Serving for 16 years he qualified as a general practitioner and consultant psychiatrist. He was in the team that rehabilitated the British Beirut Hostages and was instrumental in setting up rehabilitation services for Gulf War I combatants suffering from PTSD. Leaving the RAF in 1997, he set up tertiary general adult and forensic psychiatric services for adult survivors of sexual abuse suffering from Complex PTSD. Since 2007, as Director of Medical Services to Combat Stress, he has led the development of clinical services including residential, outreach and community programmes, nationally expanding clinical capability; attaining National Specialist Commissioning for an Intensive Treatment Programme in 2011. He is active in the media campaigning and encouraging statutory NHS services to be set up for Veterans’ mental health. He has published and lectured internationally in the PTSD field.