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The Society for Vascular Technology (SVT) was formed in 1992 to advance non-invasive vascular diagnostic services by promoting training and research in Vascular Technology and to disseminate the results of such research for the benefit of the public.

In bringing together all those engaged in providing vascular laboratory services, the SVT now functions as the national scientific and educational society for Clinical Vascular Scientists working in Great Britain and Ireland

History of The SVT

The SVT was established in March 1992. The main goal was to promote education, training and research in the field of vascular science. In doing this, the society developed national standardised professional training and an accreditation scheme.

The Accreditation certification provides employers and patients with the confidence that the individual has reached and maintains the national standards set for vascular ultrasound investigations.

The SVT were one of the parent bodies of the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) in 1993.

Since 1993, the SVT has produced a quarterly newsletter for its members, with topical articles and updates on professional issues. The SVT also hosts study days and an Annual General Meeting.

The society also is involved in hosting joint study days with the Venous Forum and BMUS. The SVT also has close links with the Circulation Foundation, who offer a sponsored research grant to an SVT member every year.

The SVT became a registered charity in 2000.


The SVT has a clear constitution and practices openness and transparency.  Amendments to the constitution require not less than two-thirds of the members’ agreement by a postal or on line vote.

A copy of the constitution can be downloaded here.

The SVT have  a comprehensive Code of Professional Conduct  which includes individual accountability and a fitness to practice policy, and a disciplinary procedure is written into the Constitution.