About Us

About Us

The organisation for health professionals working in the preoperative field

The Preoperative Association is an organisation for health professionals working in the preoperative field and was launched in 2004. The founding members of the Association were Amanda Bassett, Pam Parry, Jane Jackson, John Carlisle, Marie Digner and Jenny Bramhall

The Preoperative Association has 12 council members who meet regularly at the Association of Anaesthetists, London. The committee is leading the development of Preoperative Assessment in the UK, and works alongside the Royal College of Anaesthetists, National Institute of Clinical Excellence and NHS producing national policies.

Any person, whether a staff member in healthcare or a lay person may seek membership of the Preoperative Association, resulting in an inclusive and open association. Please see the Membership section for further details.

Council Members

Professor BURRA MURTHY, MD, MSc, M.Med.Sci, FCA RCSI, FRCA

President

Clinical Lead for Preoperative Asessment service at Royal Liverpool University Hospitals.
 

Mrs Marie Digner, RGN, BSc (Hons), MSc, AMIHM (Senior)

Past-President of Preoperative Association 2015-17

Clinical Manager Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Ali Curtis RN DipN BSc (Hons)

Secretary

Matron - Outpatient & Clinical Support Services, Benenden Hospital Trust

 

Dr Sameena Ahmed


Treasurer

Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Clinical lead for Cardiothoracic Preassessment.
 Freemam Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne


Dr Rob Hill, MB BS FRCA

Educational Development. Past-President 2013-2015

Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead for Preoperative Assessment Service, St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester


Professor Gerard Danjoux

research

Consultant Anaesthetist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

MRS JOANNE BRATCHELL, RGN DipHE (Nursing), BSc(Hons) MSc

educational support

Lead Nurse for Pre-operative Assessment St Georges Hospital

Dr Nick Lavies , FRCA

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical lead for Pre-assessment Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust

Lee Wadsworth RGN MSc V300

Advertising & Marketing

Freelance Clinical Trainer and Nurse Consultant
 

Mrs Rekha Shah

educational support

Lead Pharmacist for Surgery at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
 

Dr Jeremy Rickford 


EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead Perioperative Medicine East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust