jvsgbi

Editor’s foreword Volume 1 Issue 2

February 28, 2022

Welcome to the February issue of the Journal of Vascular Societies Great Britain and Ireland (JVSGBI). We are really pleased with the response to the launch issue, which took place at the Vascular Societies GB&I Annual Scientific Meeting held in December 2021. Attendees from all societies and industry were delighted to see the journal, which […]

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Short-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on vascular surgical training in Scotland: a trainee’s perspective

February 23, 2022

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to clinical practice across the entire health service. Major changes to service delivery occurred across all specialties with the introduction of the national lockdown in the UK in March 2020. At the peak of the pandemic, overwhelming pressure caused staff shortages in all areas, reduced intensive care […]

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Defining priorities in vascular access research

February 23, 2022

Introduction The global prevalence of renal failure is rising, driven predominantly by diabetes.1 In the UK, 37.8% of the 68,111 patients on renal replacement therapy receive haemodialysis.2 Accordingly, there is a sustained increase in the need for vascular access and vascular access interventions. The Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology – Hemodialysis (SONG-HD) initiative is an international […]

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The 2021 Vascular Surgery Curriculum journey

February 21, 2022

In August 2021 the new Vascular Surgery Curriculum became active as the approved framework for the training of doctors to the level of independent consultant practice in Vascular Surgery, inclusive of a change to phases of training (1–3) and the introduction of a new assessment system with the Multiple Consultant Report (MCR). The MCR has […]

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Vascular Surgery Curriculum 2021: the trainee perspective

February 21, 2022

The 2021 iteration of the Vascular Surgery Curriculum represents the first major change to vascular training since being awarded separate specialty status by the General Medical Council (GMC) in 2013.1 Developed following the ‘Shape of Training’ review and in light of updated GMC guidance on postgraduate curricula, the new curriculum aims to specify the professional […]

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