The Vascular Testing Team

 

We are part of the Bristol, Bath, and Weston Vascular Network, working alongside vascular consultants, interventional radiologists, podiatrists and vascular specialist nurses.

We provide a diagnostic scanning service for all inpatients at Southmead Hospital requiring specialist diagnostic vascular ultrasound as well as an outpatient service to the wider North Bristol Trust and local healthcare community.

As well as the vascular network, we work in collaboration with many departments including:

  • Stroke services
  • Cardiology
  • Renal
  • Emergency Department¬†

Our team comprises of six fully accredited vascular scientists (Society for Vascular Technology), two vascular scientists (National Scientific Training Programme) working towards full accreditation and one trainee vascular scientist on the Scientific Training Programme.

The wider team consists of two renal specialist nurses with a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound, two vascular technicians with an NVQ Level 3 diploma in abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and an administration team.

The Vascular Testing Team