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10:20   Delegates join the meeting

Facilitator: Hilary Furber, Operations Manager British Association of Sclerotherapists

10:35   Welcome, overview and scope of issues relating to opening      
   Dr Stephen Tristram, Consultant Vascular Physician, Hampshire Clinic

 Dr Steve Tristram, a consultant vascular physician at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and the Hampshire Clinic, has managed the varicose vein and leg ulcer service   since 1976. Steve is Chairman of the British Association of Sclerotherapists

10:40   Medico-legal and indemnity issues
  Mr Philip Coleridge Smith, Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Medical Director of the British Vein Institute and Adsum-Aesthetics in Old Amersham

A leading international authority in venous disease and President of the British Association of Sclerotherapists, Philip is a respected medical expert witness who commenced his medico-legal work in 1999.

10:55   COVID-19 Secure risk assessment, mitigation and documentation
  Infection prevention protocols, PPE, social distancing, and signage
   Maddie Groves RGN, Operational Manager, The VeinCare Centre

 Formerly Associate Director of Nursing in an Acute NHS Trust in Somerset, Maddie has an MSc from Bath Spa University on the Leadership and Management Pathway. She is lead for all operational activities including clinical governance, infection prevention and  control and risk management

11:35 – 11:45   BREAK
11:45   Consent in a CV-19 world; Wellness screening
  Claire Judge RGN, NIP Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claire runs specialist sclerotherapy clinics at the Royal Free Hospital, the Mcindoe Surgical Centre in East Grinstead and the Woking Nuffield. She returned to the wards at the height of the coronavirus crisis to nurse COVID-19 patients at the Royal Free.

12:00   Patient selection, procedure selection and the patient journey
  Emma Davies RGN, NIP, Clinical Director Save Face and the Horrington Clinic, Somerset

Specialising in cosmedic medicine and microsclerotherapy since 1998, Emma has made a valued contribution to standards and education in this specialist field, having actively participated on a number of committees including the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)  Aesthetic Nurses Forum Committee, The British Association of Sclerotherapists (BAS) and the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) which she co-founded and Chaired until April 2014.

12:15   Reassuring staff and patients
  Mr Philip Coleridge Smith, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, British Vein Institute

Philip leads a team of 4 staff members who were all furloughed for 3 months. His clinics have now re-opened and he explains the steps he has taken to communicate with patients and staff so that they feel safe returning to the practice.

12:30 – 12:40   BREAK
12:40   Ins and outs of COVID-19 testing
  Dr Martyn King, GP and Aesthetic Physician, Cosmedic Skin Clinic, Tamworth

A well-known figure in the world of aesthetic medicine and Director of  a highly successful cosmetic clinic, Martyn formed and chairs the Aesthetics Complications Expert (ACE) Group and is Chair of the Clinical Board of Save Face. 

12:55   Marketing Your Clinic and Clinical Services
   Medical Director and Responsible Officer of the VeinCare Centre, Dorset

A consultant vascular surgeon in the NHS for 13 years, Haroun has now been in private phlebology practice for 25 years combining a lead clinical role with the business aspects of running a successful CQC-registered private clinic.




Incorporating remote consultations in the post-COVID era

  Dr Stephen Tristram, Consultant Vascular Physician, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital & the Hampshire Clinic

Steve has recently initiated remote consultations with his private patients, and he shares his experience of the platforms he has used and the pros and cons of consulting remotely.




When to reopen: pros and cons

  Mr Philip Coleridge Smith and Dr Haroun Gajraj present their views and the rationale for the decisions they have made about the optimal timing for reopening their clinics



General discussion: “What I plan to do”

  Dr Martyn King, Dr Haroun Gajraj, Emma Davies

The panellists discuss their immediate plans and open up the debate to any attendees who wish to contribue

14:00   ENDS

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The following will be available to delegates on completion of the webinar:


BAS Risk assessment template 2020

BAS COVID-19 Patient Consent form

Premises disinfection protocol

Patient appointment confirmation email/what to expect on arrival

Daily premises cleaning and disinfection record

Staff/visitors on premises record

Recommended PPE (PHE)

Maintaining skin safety when wearing PPE (RCN)





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