Secondary Care Clinician
Dr Alistair Challiner has been a consultant anaesthetist and intensivist at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust since 1998. He is Canterbury and Coastal CCG’s Secondary Care Clinician.
Dr Challiner has special interests in resuscitation, anaesthesia for complex surgery, short-stay surgery and pre-operative assessment.
Alistair has held clinical management posts, such as intensive care unit director, clinical director for theatres and anaesthesia and clinical director for head and neck surgery (ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat). Teaching roles have included setting up national resuscitation courses in various locations in Kent and lecturing on the University of Kent’s Surgical MSc.
With an interest in pre-hospital care, Alistair has held posts such as Chair of Kent Ambulance Paramedic Steering Committee, Medical Director for Kent Police Tactical Medicine Training, and aircrew with Kent Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. He has also served with the Territorial Army in Iraq in a close support damage control surgical unit.
He trained at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, with higher specialist training in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine. He has worked as a registrar in Birmingham and held senior registrar posts at St Thomas’, King’s, Eastbourne and Royal Brompton hospitals.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, and of Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). Dr Challiner achieved an MBA in 2011 and is currently studying for a masters degree in systems thinking.
Alistair has lived in Kent since 1995 and has one daughter. He enjoys military history, cinema, scuba diving and cars in his spare time.