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1. Introduction: Autumn 2018 SVT Newsletter And Announcements

Welcome to the Autumn Newsletter 2018

In this Issue we a membership update, a follow up article on IQIPS Accreditation Patient Experience, an update on the NSHCS board meeting and a vascular scientists experience in the Scilly Isles.


This season, the winner of the trainee competition has the chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher! So get your entries in quick before November 30th!


The newsletter will be available to download in two weeks from the downloads page




Gurdeep Jandu

SVT Newsletter Editor



The SVT Professional Standards Committee (PSC) is looking for new members.


The PSC is a small committee that works on SVT documentation and helps the society, vascular ultrasound services and members with wide ranging professional issues.


We also have links with important organisations such as: IQIPS (UKAS), VASBI and NICE.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, discussion focussed individual with a broad knowledge of vascular ultrasound, and an eye for scientific detail

If you are interested please forward to the following email address:

  1. A brief Curriculum Vitae including a  statement on why you wish to join the professional standards committee

  2. A supporting statement preferably from a current or ex committee AVS member, or alternatively from an AVS/ service head

Please email if you require any further information  



At:  University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Clinical Sciences Building, CV2 2DX

A 2 day course designed to give a basic overview of vascular ultrasound scans and physics, suitable for trainees and anyone interested in vascular ultrasound

Topics to include: ultrasound physics, haemodynamics, vascular disease and vascular imaging techniques, taught as a mixture of lectures and hands on ultrasound workshops

Both days

£120 SVT members/ associate SVT members

£150 non members


1 days

£70 SVT members/associate members

£90 non members


Venue details and provisional timetables to be emailed to candidates once registered.

Any enquires please contact

Asif Dilshad on


Heads of Service Meeting

Reminder- Save the Date

A heads of service meeting has been planned to take place at this year’s ASM on:

Wednesday 28th November 5-6pm

The meeting will take place at the conference centre following the

Ultimate MDT with the VS, SVT and SVN.


1) Updates on surgeons training and

2) Level 6 apprenticeship

3) Changes to AVS accreditation

4) AVS Practical exam- How do we solve the shortage of vein numbers?

5) AOB- your chance to take the floor.


If you are unable to attend you are welcome to send a representative from your department. 

If you are able to attend please let me know (if you haven’t already) by emailing :

I look forward to seeing you all then.