Lucy McCann

Lucy McCann

 

Introduction to Lucy:

My name is Lucy McCann, and I am a physiotherapist working as a First Contact Practitioner in four GP practices in South Warwickshire, and as an advanced practitioner in an MSK triage service in Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital. I have held this post for 18 months and before this worked in another MSK triage service in Birmingham for 10 years.

Away from work I enjoy as much time outdoors as I can but seem to spend most of my time running around after 2 young children and all their demands.

Why Lucy wants to be a NASS champion:

I qualified in 1999 and worked for some years in Wales, where I got involved in the local NASS group. This was an active group with a strong identity and excellent links with the physiotherapy department. In recent years, my focus has been on my family and they ‘day job,’ but when I saw this post publicised on Twitter it seemed the right time to get involved in something that could make a change, particularly as part of my role within primary care.

 

What Lucy hopes to achieve from the programme:

“I would describe myself as a ‘generalist’ within MSK, but I am looking forward to strengthening the pathway to Rheumatology and working with clinicians and IT systems in primary care to do this. I would also hope to improve local support for patients with Axial SpA, as well as sharing knowledge and ideas with the other champions from different parts of the country.”

Symptoms starting slowly

Pain in the lower back

Improves with movement

Night time waking

Early onset (under 40)