Dr Lucy Henshall
Primary qualifications: MB ChB DRCOG FRCGP
Lucy is newly appointed to Practitioner Health but is an experienced GP with a lifelong long interest and much expertise in managing common mental health problems. Qualifying from Sheffield in 1987, the clinical exposure in her 4 month HO post in Acute Adult Psychiatry in Sheffield, followed by a further 6 months in Lincolnshire, proved invaluable to her career as a GP. After completing the Boston GP Vocational Training Scheme she moved to Suffolk where she has worked as a GP since 1993, including twenty years as a Partner, latterly as Senior Partner. She retired from her Practice in August 2015, though remains on the Performers List as a freelance GP.
Through her committed efforts over many years liaising with clinical colleagues in Secondary Mental Health Services and the local commissioning bodies; she has earned a reputation for her dedication to providing excellent patient care, and equally for her enthusiasm in helping improve local services, to benefit all patients.
Since 2001 Lucy has been a very active LMC member and is currently Joint Vice Chair of Suffolk LMC. Ensuring referral pathways between sectors remain grounded in realism, and that individual patients can move smoothly between agencies as required, has been the hallmark of her Liaison work over many years.