|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
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)
WALL AND FLOOR SIGNS
ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES
ONLINE STAFF TRAINING LINKS