Dr Tony Williams

Consultant Occupational Physician

MA, MB, BChir, MMedSci, LLM, DTM&H, FFOM
Year qualified:
Occupational Therapy
Consultant headshot

Clinical interests

General occupational health, fitness to work after surgery, pensions, medically unexplained syndromes and musculoskeletal disorders

Personal profile

Dr Williams trained in medicine at Caius, Cambridge and St Thomas’ Hospital, before joining the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1983. Most of his Army service was with or affiliated to Airborne Forces, including command of 23 Parachute Field Ambulance from 1997 to 1999.

He moved to Kent in January, 2003, as director of Working Fit Ltd, an occupational health consultancy. He has an extensive portfolio of clinical occupational health work in the NHS and for a variety of government and private organisations. He produced the evidence-based guidance for selection and retention to the Fire Service, chaired the Government review into the Normal Pension Age for firefighters in 2012 and produced guidelines on return to work after surgery, published on his website www.workingfit.com. He regularly lectures on the Diploma in Occupational Medicine course at the University of Kent.

He is currently on the board of ALAMA, advising the Department of Communities and Local Government on ill health retirement under the Local Government Pension Scheme. He is a strong proponent of the use of evidence in occupational health practice.