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NHS Not Providing Adequate Training

Vein Specialists in Training

NHS Not Training Vein Specialists

Varicose Vein Treatment is being rationed by the NHS and many people are finding it very difficult to get their veins assessed and treated.

Between 1998 and 2008, the number of patients with varicose veins treated in the NHS fell by over a third!

One of the consequences of this is that doctors in the NHS are not being adequately trained on how to look after people with thread veins, varicose veins and vein complications such as deep vein … Continue reading »

Dr Gajraj presents Annette with a charitable donation

 

This autumn, the VeinCare Centre held a series of open events for the public and local GPs to raise awareness about varicose veins, thread veins and the complications of veins as well as the work we do for people troubled by these common vein problems. These educational events around Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire were a great success and they were very well attended. In addition, they raised charitable funds for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and I was delighted to present Annette Plaistow-Trapaud (Fund Raising Coordinator for DSSA) with a cheque for £400.

Dorset … Continue reading »

Can I Get NHS Treatment For My Veins?

There is no doubt that getting NHS treatment for varicose veins is very difficult now. For a long time, access to vein treatment on the NHS has been restricted and the criteria for referral are now very strict indeed. Unless your varicose veins are causing complications such as bleeding, phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis or ulcers, it is unlikely that your GP will refer you to a specialist for advice or treatment. If you have thread veins, these are almost always regarded as cosmetic, even though … Continue reading »