Nursing at Leicester

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. 


  • 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


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 


Willcox, J (2009), Nasogastric Tube Insertion, The Foundation Years, V5, (2009), pp13-15,

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