Ashley Winslow (Nee Curtis)
Ashley qualified as an ODP in 2010 at Birmingham City University and went on to work at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London maintaining competencies in all 3 areas – Anaesthetics, Surgery and Post Anaesthetic Care. She covered all specialities within the hospital, specialising in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Emergency Surgery and lead trainer in care of Epidermis Bullosa patients.
Ashley then went on to take up senior roles in Homerton Hospital as Obstetric theatre lead and King’s College Hospital as Practice Development Practitioner and furthered her leadership skills within the department.
On enjoying teaching and training of staff and students within theatres after 5 years clinical experience, Ashley returned to Birmingham City University as a Senior Lecturer to deliver teaching on the Operating Department Practice programmes and was passionate to encourage and inform students’ of the progression of the ODP profession and career they are entering into. Ashley has been involved in the development of the Operating Department Practice and Perioperative Practice Pathway curriculum, offering Post-graduate students opportunities to gain perioperative qualifications and continue their professional development.
Prior to her ODP training, Ashley completed a BSc Biomedical Sciences at Keele University and is currently completing her MSc Managing Care in Perioperative Practice of which comprised of a PgCert in Teaching and Learning and has membership as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Ashley continues to keep her clinical skills up to date by working within theatres as agency ODP as she feels this is vital to remain credible and have insight into changes within healthcare.
Outside of work, she is a wife and mother of two boys that she enjoys keeping busy with and enjoys travelling with her family for new experiences and cultures.