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Dr Hayley Willacy

Dr Hayley Willacy, FRCGP

General Practitioner, Medical Author

MBChB (1992), DRCOG, DFFP, MRCOG (Part 1) MRCGP (2007), DFSRH (2013), MSc - medical education (2020)

Dr Hayley Willacy was an NHS GP working in northwest England, who retired from clinical practice in 2022 after 30 years. 

She still authors material for NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS). Additionally, she is an academic adviser for medical undergraduates at Lancaster Medical School.

She gained her medical degree at the University of Bristol and has worked in many areas of England over the last few years. Hayley specialises in women’s health, mental health, child health, and neurology.


Lancaster Medical School, Senior lecturer and deputy director Primary Care Academic Teaching department
EMIS, Clinical editor
NHS, GP locum, salaried and partnerships (various)
Manchester medical school, GP educator, examiner, PBL tutor and portfolio tutor
Specialist registrar in Obstetrics and gynaecology, Oxford rotation

Education, certifications and licences

Master of Science degree - Medical education, Lancaster University
MBChB - Medicine University of Bristol
FRCGP - Fellow of the Royal College of GPs
DFSRH – Postgraduate diploma, Faculty of sexual and reproductive healthcare
DRCOG - Postgraduate diploma, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Hayley’s external published work and citations

The truth is out there 
Health promotion in schools project 
Health Matters book by Tin Kenny, Gordon Brooks et al.
Academic papers in obstetrics and gynaecology

Recently contributed to:

Skin rashes
Info leaflet
Ovarian cancer
Info leaflet