The Whiteley Clinic is announced as International Training Centre for EVLT (endovenous laser treatment)
AngioDynamics®, a major international company that produces VenaCure-EVLT (the "never touch" or "gold tip" endovenous laser), has announced that The Whiteley Clinic is to be their lead international training centre for EVLT. There are four AngioDynamics® training centres, one in the UK, one in the Netherlands, one in Germany and one in France. The Whiteley Clinic will be both the UK centre and also the lead centre of the four.
Since the introduction of endovenous surgery for varicose veins and other venous conditions into UK in March 1999 by Mark Whiteley, it has become clear that endovenous surgery produces the best results currently available, but only when the technique is performed optimally. This not only means that the correct equipment needs to be used, but it also needs to be used by professionals trained in the correct method of using it.
Since 1999, Mark Whiteley and Judy Holdstock of The Whiteley Clinic have been providing courses in endovenous surgery. They have trained large numbers of doctors and other healthcare professionals from the UK, Europe, America and as far away as Hong Kong, Kuwait, and Australia.
The training provided by The Whiteley Clinic, coupled with the national and international prize-winning research produced at The Whiteley Clinic, has resulted in the need for a formal training organisation. Therefore in 2009, Mark Whiteley set up The Clinical Exchange (www.theclinicalexchange.com) and appointed Matt Jago as manager. Situated directly above the main The Whiteley Clinic in Guildford, The Clinical Exchange has a lecture theatre that can seat up to 48 delegates - but can also beam teaching sessions via hi-speed internet linkage to anywhere in the world.
Under the auspices of Matt Jago, The Clinical Exchange boasts:
- Direct video and audio linkage with The Whiteley Clinic operating theatre and diagnostic ultrasound rooms
- 2 robotic HD video cameras to allow live screening of all endovenous techniques
- Live duplex ultrasonography pictures superimposed on the screen showing the duplex image at each stage of diagnosis and treatment
- A two way audio channel allowing delegates to ask questions of the surgeon and listen to the surgeons commentary as they operate
As such, diagnostic ultrasound and live endovenous cases can be observed for teaching purposes both at The Clinical Exchange and remotely via the high-speed internet link for those who cannot get to Guildford.
Anatomy, physiology and basic endovenous techniques are taught by a series of lectures, teaching sessions and by the use of models.
In addition to this, the new internet based vein portal, The College of Phlebology (www.collegeofphlebology.com) is set up to receive instances of the training sessions to be broadcast to members of The College of Phlebology via The Clinical Exchange.