The VeinCare Centre was founded to provide the public and referring doctors with the best advice on all aspects of vein treatment. All our staff are highly qualified and have a particular interest in varicose veins and the treatment of related conditions such as spider veins and thread veins.
Dr Haroun Gajraj FRCS
“I have over 25 years’ experience treating people with varicose veins, thread veins and other vein complications such as phlebitis, varicose eczema and varicose ulcers.”
Training & Experience
- Medical Graduate of Kings College Hospital, University of London
- Vascular surgery training at St George’s and St Thomas’s hospitals
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
- Member of the Royal Society of Medicine and Venous Forum
- Member of the American College of Phlebology
- Founding member of the British Association of Sclerotherapists
- Director of VeinCare Training
- Director of The Melbury Clinic
- Previously Consultant Vascular Surgeon in the NHS for nearly 15 years
- Previously Clinical Director of Surgery at Yeovil District Hospital
- Previously Surgical Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Jane is Co-Director of the Clinic Additionally, she works as a Counsellor. She graduated from BCPC with a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling in 2009, and became BACP Accredited in January 2012. She now works in private practice from her home in Sherborne and also works as a Trustee and volunteer counsellor for Dorset Action on Abuse. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, going to the gym, travel and African drumming.
Ros is the Clinic Manager Originally trained as a nurse. She has worked in private healthcare management for more than 20 years, from the opening of the private ward at Yeovil District Hospital which she ran for 10 years before moving to the private ward at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. Helping to establish and develop The Melbury Clinic & VeinCare Centre has been an enormous pleasure and learning experience for her. She always aims to offer all -round high quality treatment and service to our patients, and she is proud that the clinic has progressed to be the centre of excellence for varicose vein treatments that it is today.
Tina is the Office Secretary and Administrator After completing a bi-lingual secretarial course at SCAT in Taunton, Tina worked principally in the customer-focused hospitality industry, mainly in London but also spending some time in Germany and Australia. She returned to the West Country in 2010 and has been employed as Secretary/Administrator at the Clinic since August 2011.
Gaynor is a Clinic Nurse. She has been working at the Melbury Clinic since 2011. She is an experienced Registered General Nurse (RGN) & Aesthetic Nurse and her background also includes orthopaedics, ITU, pain management and oncology. As well as working as an aesthetic nurse, she is part of the team which specialises in varicose veins. She aims to provide high standards of nursing care to clients having varicose vein treatments, from the first initial appointment, assisting with the procedures and through to after care. She helps to ensure that the pathway the clients undertake throughout their treatment goes smoothly and she offers advice for any queries that arise. If its information on the medical hosiery you want, she is always happy to help by giving some expert advice. As part of the service, she can offer a nurse consultation for those who would like further information about varicose veins which many patients have found useful prior to making an appointment with the vascular surgeon.
Pam is a Clinic Nurse. She is a Registered Nurse and she has worked at The Melbury Clinic & VeinCare Centre since 2006. During that time she has witnessed the clinic’s transition into the specialist centre for vein treatments that it is today. She enjoys working in a small harmonious team which offers high quality care tailored to each patient’s requirements, and in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Wendy is the Clinic Vascular Technologist. She qualified as a Radiographer in 1979, then went on to specialise in Ultrasound gaining her Ultrasound qualification in 1987. Since then she has worked in the NHS performing a wide range of ultrasound examinations. She has worked with Dr Gajraj since 2001 helping him develop the vein treatments he now provides here at the VeinCare Centre. She now runs diagnostic clinics for us him in Poole and Bristol as well as at the Melbury, whilst continuing her NHS practise covering the ultrasound service in several hospitals in the area.
Amanda is the Clinic Payroll Officer and Bookkeeper. She is an AAT qualified accountant who has been in this profession for 24 years, eleven of them in self-employment. She has enjoyed 10 of those years working alongside The VeinCare Centre, watching it grow from the very beginning, blossoming into the highly successful and reputable business we know now. She enjoys working with the clinic staff very much as well as running her own business.