Clinical Lead Women’s Health Physiotherapist,
Suzanne Willacy graduated from Salford as a chartered physiotherapist in 1987, and worked in a variety of clinical areas as a junior physiotherapist, gaining skills and experience in a wide range of physiotherapy specialities. She undertook extensive post-graduate study to become a specialist women’s health physiotherapist, from 1989 onwards, achieving full membership of POGP (Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy) and has worked closely with many colleagues from multi-disciplinary teams, to continually develop and expand the Women’s Health Physiotherapy Service in University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT). Suzanne has developed her clinical knowledge and skills by continuous post-graduate study, training and experience in the specialist field of continence and other clinical aspects of Women’s Health Physiotherapy. Suzanne is currently the clinical lead for Women’s Health Physiotherapy for UHMBT in addition to being Inpatient physiotherapy team manager, having both managerial and clinical roles. She works in partnership with all colleagues involved in the treatment and management of continence, across traditional boundaries, to provide the best services and experiences for patients and their families, in line with national standards and guidelines. Suzanne sits on the Executive Committee of the Association for Continence Advice (ACA) and is a member of POGP (nationally and regionally).