Launching the First Guide for Building a Nurse-Delivered Venous Intervention Service
This broadcast brings together an expert panel to launch the competency guide which other allied health professionals with an interest in venous disease and the delivery of a venous treatment service will find very insightful, endorsed by the SVN (Society of Vascular Nurses).
Chair Gail Curran (North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, UK) leads this panel of experts to showcase the launch of this informative guide which will continuously evaluate the outcomes of the service to assess its effectiveness in improving patient health and satisfaction.
This broadcast will begin with a presentation from James McCaslin, (Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, UK) where he will provide a detailed overview of 'Transitioning From Surgeon to Nurse Delivered Service'. Following this Benjamin Cooper (Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK) presents 'What a Nurse Delivered Service Can Achieve'.
Lastly, Louise Allen (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK) will discuss 'Launching the First Guide for Building a Nurse Delivered Venous Intervention Service'.
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Welcome and Introduction
Transitioning From Surgeon to Nurse Delivered Service
What a Nurse Delivered Service Can Achieve
Launching the Guide for Establishing a Nurse-Delivered Venous Intervention Service
- Understanding the Transition From a Surgeon Lead to a Nurse Lead Service
- Exploring Alternative Solutions to Increasing Capacity and Access for Venous Patients
- Enabling Nurses and Other Allied Professionals to Develop an Independent Service at a Local Level
- Vascular Nurse specialists
- Surgical Practitioners
- Advanced Surgical Practitioners
- Surgical Matrons
- Vascular Consultants
- Vascular Scientists
- Surgical clinical services managers
- Vascular Nurse Consultants
- Vascular Registrars
- Vascular Technicians
Louise Allen is the Lead Vascular Nurse Specialist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, and an Honorary Lecturer at London South Bank University. She managerially oversees the venous patient pathway, as well as clinically providing an independent nurse-led clinic for patients with varicose veins. She has an interest in the development of nursing roles, studying ‘The Clinical Skills and Services provided by the Vascular Nurse Specialist‘ for her Master’s Degree, and delivering a national Vascular Course for Allied Healthcare Professionals.
Gail Curran has been a Vascular Specialist Nurse since 2008, having commenced her initial role at Cambridge University Hospital, at which time Cambridge was developing as a regional arterial centre. She developed the vascular specialist nurse service before moving into a research role within vascular surgery for a time and then returning to a specialist nurse role in another arterial centre. Gail has now moved into a non-arterial centre that feeds into Cambridge and has been developing this service for the last 2 years. She also currently holds the role of President of the Society of Vascular Nurses and is very proud to see the launch of this document.
Benjamin Cooper has been autonomously delivering a venous service at NHS Grampian for 10 years, including Endothermal ablation (EVLT/RFA) and Sclerotherapy treatments. Throughout his clinical career, Ben has been driven to improve the quality and efficiency of how we deliver our vascular services through developing and advanced nursing roles, quality improvement methodology and research pathways.
Mr James McCaslin is a consultant vascular surgeon and clinical lead at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. He specialises in endovascular treatment of complex aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease and varicose veins. He is the current treasurer of BSET, TPD for vascular in the Northern Deanery and cofounder of UKETS.