Ms Ali Curtis RN DipN BSc (Hons)

Ms Ali Curtis RN DipN BSc (Hons)


T: 01580 857376

Ali is the pre-operative assessment clinic manager at Benenden Hospital Trust in Benenden, Kent and has been a member of the Board since July 2009.

Ali has worked in a range of surgical and acute settings, including A&E, HDU and surgical wards, and also specialised in Pain Management, both chronic and acute, before talking up her current post as the manager of the adult pre-operative assessment service at Benenden Hospital.

Ali has set up the current service at her Hospital.  This included providing a dedicated area to deliver the service from and together with her Consultant Anaesthetic Lead, has recruited and trained a team of nurses to deliver preoperative assessment.  She has produced protocols and guidelines to support the work of the service and has led the continued development of this service during the past 6 years.  More recently, she has produced an electronic patient record dataset that is now used by the nurses in preoperative assessment and forms the basis of an early Enhanced Recovery Programme.

Ali is passionate about Preoperative Assessment and firmly believes in the importance of this role for nurses and of the necessity of inter-professional working as being key to success in this area of health care