Editorial

The Vascular PAD-QIF CQUIN: what is it, why is it important, what does it mean for vascular units?

March 29, 2022

The Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) indicators for 2022/23 were recently published by NHS England and for the first time include a vascular indicator, the “Achievement of revascularisation standards for lower limb ischaemia”.1 This is great news and will drive quality improvement for patients with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI). In this editorial we describe […]

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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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COVID-19 and vascular care: a tale of sorrow, relationships and evolution

November 24, 2021

The catastrophic effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK have been well documented, with a reported death toll exceeding 160,0001 and a crippling impact on healthcare provision and resources.2 Vascular services were not immune to the impact of the pandemic, and in an attempt to better understand this, the Vascular and Endovascular Research Network […]

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