Dr Hayley Willacy

Dr Hayley Willacy


Dr Hayley Willacy has been a practising GP for over twenty years. 

She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in recognition of her work for Patient.info and in medical education. 

Hayley started authoring professional reference articles in 2004, became Clinical Editor in November 2012 but from October 2018 her role is just in authoring articles.

After working for Manchester Medical School for six years she moved to Cumbria where she practises. She is Deputy Director of Primary Care teaching at Lancaster University Medical School, where she has particular responsibility for the community experiences of medical students in years 1-3. She has published several clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals and is currently undertaking a masters degree in Medical Education.

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Chronic Pain Health Information

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Decision Aids Professional Reference

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Blood Tests to Detect Inflammation Health Information

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Vaginal Dryness (Atrophic Vaginitis) Health Information

Many women notice changes in their vagina and genital area after the menopause. These changes may include dryness and discomfort during sex. Symptoms The changes …

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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 …