Dr Hayley Willacy

Dr Hayley Willacy

MB ChB, FRCGP, DFSRH, PgCert MEd Ed

Dr Hayley Willacy is a GP and Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners who lives in Cumbria. After authoring for EMIS (patient.info) for several years she became Clinical Editor in November 2012. Her particular interests are maternity, child health, family planning, sexual health, chronic neurological disorders, mental health and intellectual disability. She was partly trained as a gynaecologist before moving into primary care, where she was initially a full-time partner in Coventry. She tutors undergraduates from Lancaster University medical school and is an FY2 supervisor. She designed and produced the Education section for patient.info and has published several clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Recent articles

Decision Aids Professional Reference

When helping patients make decisions about their health, there may be many different treatment options, each with different outcomes. These aids concisely display the …

Migraine Trigger Diary

Migraine Trigger Diary Resource

This leaflet is about keeping a diary of your migraines to help identify what is causing them. Why should I keep a migraine diary? Most migraines seem to come …

Immunisation for Flu (Flu Jab) Health Information

Flu jabs do not prevent other viral infections which can cause coughs and colds, just the particular flu virus that is expected in the coming winter. Immunisation …

Hip Replacement Health Information

Surgery to replace a worn-out hip joint is very common. The usual reason that someone has a hip replacement is because they have very painful arthritis in their hip. It …

Fetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome Health Information

Fetal anticonvulsant syndrome  (FACS) - also known as fetal valproate syndrome and fetal hydantoin syndrome - is a group of malformations that can affect some babies …