Charity Number: 279652


14 June 2022

It is with great sadness but with very best wishes for the future that we say goodbye to Ali Bishop  after 17 years at DDRC.

Ali graduated from the University of Hertfordshire BSc (Hons) Nursing and RN (Adult) and joined the Royal Navy Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS) based at Derriford Hospital at the turn of the century. In 2003 Ali was deployed to the Gulf War on Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus as an intensive care nurse within the Casualty Receiving Facility.

In 2005 she left the Royal Navy to join DDRC and rapidly showed her potential, developing her research interests and rising to Senior Clinical Nurse in 2009 when she also completed a Masters in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at Cardiff University (distinction).  Such an impression did she make at Cardiff that she retains to this day an Honorary Lecturer position with them.

In 2011 Ali championed the development of Plymouth Wound Care (which became DDRC Wound Care) and lead research initiatives and other innovative developments.

Ali has attended and presented at many national and international conferences, written and contributed to numerous research papers and clinical articles, chaired the South West Tissue Viability Group, developed teaching initiatives to improve wound care knowledge for HCAs and Practice Nurses through CEPN, and sits on the editorial board of Wounds UK.  These are just some of her achievements – there are many more.

More recently Ali has been dividing her time between DDRC and the Tissue Viability team in Derriford Hospital to further her TV expertise and interest, and sadly for us UHPNT have recognised her assets and promoted her to Lead Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist. This is a full time role but Ali will remain on our bank team and will continue with some teaching when she can.

Everyone at DDRC Healthcare will miss Ali and we wish her the very best in her new role. We thank her for her contributions to our medical care and clinical reputation for nearly two decades.