Dr Nigel Williams

General Practitioner

Dr Williams

Dr Nigel Williams is an experienced senior General Practitioner who provides expert evidence in medical negligence cases.

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Dr Nigel Williams graduated from Edinburgh university in 1988 and completed his training in General Practice in 1994. He was awarded a Master’s degree in General Practice from the University of London in 1997. Dr Williams is a practising GP and has 28 years’ experience as a GP Partner working in both London and in Edinburgh.

Dr Williams has additional experience in medical education (as Postgraduate Educational Supervisor and Undergraduate Medical Tutor) and in medical management (as Primary Care Medical Director).

As well as daytime general practice, Dr Williams has experience in out-of-hours general practice and experience as a GP with Special Interest in drug and alcohol problems.

Dr Williams was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2009 and to Fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management in 2018.

Dr Williams has acted as an Expert in General Practice for the General Medical Council since 2016 providing Expert Reports (including Joint Reports) and giving Expert evidence in regulatory proceedings.


Experience of giving evidence

Dr Williams has extensive experience in giving written evidence and has prepared over 150 Expert Reports. He also has extensive experience in giving oral evidence at Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearings.

Cases undertaken

  • Medical negligence in general practice
  • Professional conduct
  • Breach of duty and causation
  • Telephone conferences with barristers and instructing solicitors
  • Joint Expert meetings and reports

Dr Williams provides assessments in all aspects of general medical practice, cases involving out-of-hours general practice and cases involving the management of drug and alcohol problems.


Whittaker A, Williams N, Chandler A, Cunningham-Burley S, Matthews G. The burden of care: a focus group study of healthcare practitioners in Scotland talking about parental drug misuse. Health and Social Care in the Community, May 2015

Chandler A, Whittaker A, Williams N, McGorm K, Cunningham-Burley S, Matthews G. Mother’s little helper? Contrasting accounts of benzodiazepine and methadone use among drug-dependent parents in the UK. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, June 2014

Williams N and Norbury M. (Chapter) Improving out-of-hours Primary Care. In: Bowie P and de Wet C. Safety and Improvement in Primary Care: The Essential Guide. Radcliffe Academic Publishing, May 2014

Chandler A, Whittaker A, Cunningham-Burley S, Williams N, McGorm K, Matthews G. Substance, structure and stigma: Parents in the UK accounting for opioid substitution therapy during the antenatal and postnatal periods. The International Journal of Drug Policy, 2013

Williams N, Robertson J, McGorm K, Roberts K, Elton R. What factors affect medication-storage practice among patients on methadone maintenance treatment? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, June 2009

Williams N. Ten-minute consultation: Problem drug use. British Medical Journal, Jan 2006

Williams N, Ogden J. The impact of matching the patient’s vocabulary: a randomized controlled trial. Family Practice, December 2004.


Dr Williams is available for face to face, telephone and remote consulting via Microsoft Teams. His current standard turnaround time for an Expert Report is within three weeks from receipt of instruction, although more urgent requests can usually be accommodated.

Qualifications and memberships

2018 – FFMLM – Fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

2012 – MSc – Master in Advanced Leadership Practice, Edinburgh Napier University

2009 – FRCGP – Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners

1997 – MSc – Masters in General Practice – University of London

1996 – DFFP – Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning

1994 – MRCGP – Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners

1991 – DCCH – Diploma in Community Child Health


2017 – Management of Diabetes degree level module – Queen Margaret University

2013 – Certificate in Practitioner Health – RCGP

2011 – Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems – RCGP

2002 – Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse (RCGP)


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