Clinical Nurse Practitioner - RGN
Sue qualified in both adult and child nursing from Westminster Hospital, London. She initially worked in nursing then commercial aviation. Having returned to nursing she later settled into private practice working for an eminent Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Richard Staughton, as both his nurse and practice manager.
In 1986 she was trained in microsclerotherapy by Mr John Scurr, Consultant Vascular Surgeon and treated his patients over several years.
In 1997 she was recruited to establish the private practice for Mr Philip Coleridge Smith DM FRCS and helped to develop the practice to deliver high quality of care for the investigation and treatment of venous disease. Along with Mr Coleridge Smith, Sue was instrumental in introducing Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy to the UK.
Sue was responsible for setting up The British Vein Institute with the intention of providing the most effective methods of diagnosis and management of vein disorders by acclaimed venous specialists. Sue has also organised workshops in microsclerotherapy for members of the British Association of Sclerotherapists and BACN and a founder Board Member and Chairman for Associate Membership of the European Venous Forum and Founder Member as well as an Advisory Board Member of The British Association of Sclerotherapists.
In 2006 she was awarded the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland First Prize – John Wiley Audio-Visual Award along with Mr Coleridge Smith for their video on the treatment of veins with Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy. Additionally, Sue has significant experience in radiofrequency and laser ablation procedures for the treatment of varicose veins.
Sue’s most recent venture was creating a clinic in Amersham for Adsum Healthcare for excellent treatment of patients with venous disease but also to incorporate Adsum Aesthetics.