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Reinstatement of SVT AVS Practical Examinations

11th Aug 2020


From March 2020, the SVT practical examinations were suspended due to COVID19. As many vascular departments start to implement the ‘new normal’, the SVT are looking to re-instate the AVS practical examinations.


The safety of staff, members and patients are our main priority and access to the SVT AVS practical exam will vary across the UK depending on local situations with COVID19.


We will firstly be prioritising the candidates who had their practical examination date booked, but postponed due to COVID19. These candidates will be emailed by the practical exam officers. If you do not receive an email within the next week, please email us at the below address.


We will open practical examinations to all new candidates to apply in the upcoming weeks. We will keep you updated of when this will be.



The following conditions will have to be satisfied before the practical examination can take place:



1.      The host trust must sign a disclaimer assuming responsibility for the safety of their staff, patients and visiting examiners.


2.      The host department will have to ensure that patients selected as part of the AVS practical examination give full consent to take part in a clinical assessment.


3.      The external examiner will have to sign a disclaimer to confirm that they are satisfied that it is safe for them to travel to a host site to act as an external examiner, agreeing to adhere to all current COVID19 restrictions at the time of the practical exam.




If you have any questions please contact the SVT practical exam officers at

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