These distinctive fellowships have led to many Fellows becoming prominent and successful endovascular specialists.
We provide vascular services to a population of apprx 600,000. NHS Grampian core fund our EVAR/FEVAR/BEVAR service. The AAA national screening programme commenced in October 2012. The vascular unit has 6 full time consultant staff.
The Cambridge Vascular Unit is one of the busiest Vascular Surgery Units in the United Kingdom, and is based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, just south of Cambridge. The unit comprises of 10 Vascular Surgeons and 7 Interventional Radiologists with extremely close collaboration
Vascular surgery and interventional radiology (IR) work as a team. We have joint meetings and have a track record of training both vascular and IR trainees. We perform EVAR together, have joint MDTs and clinical governance. There is a combined clinical research program and away days for team building.
The ESVN comprises 2 Vascular units in Dundee (Tayside) and Kirkcaldy (Fife) serving a population of 850,000. Currently, elective vascular and endovascular services are carried out in both hospitals with all emergencies being carried out on the Ninewells site. The network is currently undergoing realignment, with all major elective surgery and in-patient work moving to Ninewells.
As a group we are committed to joint radiological and surgical training for vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists. We already work as a team and we have two multidisciplinary meetings (MDM) per week and a specialist MDM’s for complex endografting. The MDM meetings are attended by surgeons and radiologists and cases are discussed in an open forum and management plans are agreed.
The Surrey Vascular Group Network is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of consultant vascular surgeons and consultant vascular interventional radiologists providing 24/7 cover 365 days a year in elective and emergency patients for a busy catchment population of 1.2 million across West Surrey and North Hampshire.
For 20 years there has been close collaboration between surgeons and radiologist at Hull & East Yorks NHS trusts with combined operating (EVAR) and interventional sessions; combined out patient clinics with joint patient care; surgical and radiology trainees have the opportunity for operative, interventional, colour duplex, and cross sectional imaging.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust incorporates three main hospital sites at Hammersmith, Charing Cross and St Mary’s hospitals. The inpatient vascular unit is based on the St Mary’s site where there has long been a tradition of arterial surgery.
The Leicester Vascular Unit prides itself on close co-operation between the radiological and surgical staff and embraces the team approach to successful working, training, learning and the treatment of patients both in the elective and emergency setting.
Manchester Royal Infirmary performs a large number of endovascular aneurysm repairs (EVAR). The trainee will achieve the skill and competency to perform Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) for straight forward infra-renal and thoracic aneurysms independently (including all the required wire/catheter-skills to achieve this).
The Unit in Liverpool has a high profile in the field of endovascular intervention. Our EVAR programme began in 1996 and has achieved national and international recognition, particularly with our fenestrated and complex branched stent graft programme. The high throughput of EVAR work in particular has meant that all surgical trainees and interventional fellows have had the opportunity to be exposed to a large number of cases as part of their attachment.
The St George’s Vascular Institute has one of the largest aortic practices in the UK and has an international clinical reputation in the treatment of aortic disease. The Unit has a particular reputation for innovative and minimally invasive aneurysm repair. The clinical service underpins the research structure, which is completely integrated into both hospital and medical school.