Joanne Willcox

Personal detailsJoanne Willcox

Jo is an Adult registered nurse, trained in Leicester and has worked across Leicester for past 25 years.

Jo has a clinical background of ED medicine and surgical specialities. Working as a primary care nurse and as a surgical sister in a private hospital. Whilst juggling a role of surgical sister and educational lead she decided that education was her focus but continues to retain clinical credibility by working as a RN for the Leicester Partnership Trust nurse bank.

Jo has spent the past 15 years working within clinical education. A role as the senior clinical skills lead for University Hospitals of Leicester involved working with the school of Medicine at University of Leicester, UHL and LPT. The development of a clinical skills curriculum and a generic assessment tool known as the Leicester Clinical Assessment Tool (LCAT) were two projects that Jo was part and these continues to be part of clinical education. 

Qualifications

  • MSC in Advancing Healthcare Practice
  • PG Cert in Higher Education
  • PG Module in Clinical Governance
  • BSC (Hons) Nursing (DMU)
  • Diploma in Massage and Complementary Therapies in Health Care

Teaching

Jo has mentored both student nurses and newly qualified nurses throughout her clinical career.

  • Lecturer at De Montfort University teaching undergraduate student nurses in all fields.
  • Resuscitation trainer/academy trainer for LPT.
  • Cascade trainer for LCAT Assessors.
  • Moving & Handling Trainer – LPT

Jo has written, developed and delivered high fidelity simulations and taken part in IPE teaching scenarios.

Awards and nominations

Nominated for the VC Distinguished Teaching Award DMU 2019 

Publications

Willcox, J (2009), Nasogastric Tube Insertion, The Foundation Years, V5, (2009), pp13-15, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mpfou.2008.07.011