About this event

  • Date and time Mon 9 Nov 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Venous Forum

This Venous Forum 2020 webinar series will provide insightful updates and discussions on important aspects of venous diseases.

In this seventh and final webinar, specialists will consider the crucial role nurse specialists can play in dealing with the COVID-19 backlog of venous work.

Topics include:

  • Nurse delivered EVLT 
  • Nurse led sclerotherapy service
  • Training and assessment: Requirements of the nursing and midwifery council

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

We would like to thank our sponsors Ferndale Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Medtronic Limited for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

The Royal Society of Medicine needs your support 
The RSM is offering this webinar at no charge to delegates, in order to help healthcare professionals to easily access COVID-19 related education material & resources during the pandemic. However, we are asking people to support the RSM in these unprecedented times. Now more than everas a charity we need your help to continue our work and mission in advancing healthcare through innovation and education. Please consider making a donation  for joining this webinar. Thank you for your generosity. 

Key speakers

Mr Ben Cooper

Vascular Nurse Specialist

Speaker's biography

Mr Ben Cooper has been a specialist nurse within the vascular surgery department of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for the last 10 years. He manages the venous service in Grampian alongside other vascular clinical activity and research, delivering assessment, EVLT and sclerotherapy treatments.

Mrs Clare Thomson

Advanced Nurse Practitioner, University Hospitals Dorset

Speaker's biography

Mrs Clare Thomson has been a vascular nurse practitioner for the past 16 years, working within the Royal Bournemouth Hospital which merged with Poole Hospital in October 2020 to become the ‘University Hospitals Dorset’. Her role is to provide seamless  care and coordinate  pathways for our vascular patients across the network. Leading a strong team of vascular nurse practitioners and teaching staff, patients and carers to improve the outcomes for our patients. Clare's passion is claudication services and we have developed a patient focus group within our local hospital and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic enjoyed many gatherings and sharing of ideas with our patients. Clare is currently aiming to refocus on her competencies to deliver a nurse led venous service having spent a period of time working within our critical care unit over the pandemic.

Miss Louise Allen

Senior Vascular Nurse Specialist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Louise is now the senior vascular nurse specialist at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, having been a nurse specialist at the Trust since September 2001. Louise has worked as a vascular nurse for over 20 years, and has a BSc in Physiology, and an MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice. Louise provides nurse-led clinics for patients with peripheral vascular disease and varicose veins, and is a non-medical prescriber. Louise is currently the President of the Society of Vascular Nurses, and on the committee for the Circulation Foundation, the only vascular charity.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Mr Ian Franklin, President, Venous Forum, Royal Society of Medicine and Nikki Fenwick, Vascular Nurse Specialist and Kaji Sritharan, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Educationalist, Emeritus Associate Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

Medtronic sponsor presentation

Nurse Led RFA - out of theatre, onto ward given by Emma Greetham

Specialist nurse delivered venous services​

Mr Ben Cooper, Vascular Nurse Specialist

Nurse led sclerotherapy service

Mrs Clare Thomson, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, University Hospitals Dorset

Training and assessment: Requirements of the nursing and midwifery council

Miss Louise Allen, Senior Vascular Nurse Specialist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Sponsors

Location

Online

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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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