1. How can all patients be given the opportunity to access the specialist assessment and treatment they need?
2. How can awareness and education of venous disease be improved?
3. How can leg symptoms and tissue damage be prevented and treated in people with deep venous disease including deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
4. How can varicose veins be prevented from happening or coming back after treatment?
5. How can the number of patients actually using compression treatment be improved?
6. How can leg symptoms and tissue damage be prevented and treated in people with superficial venous disease?
7. How can venous leg ulcers be made to heal more quickly?
8. What is the best type of compression for patients with venous disease and how do we improve compliance?
9. How can pain be better controlled in venous leg ulcers?
10. How common is pelvic vein incompetence and is treatment effective?
The process of developing these 10 reserch priorities is outlined in an open-access peer reviewed paper published in the Journal of the Vascular Societies of Great Britain and Ireland:
Long J, Atkin L, Gronlund T, Lane T, Nandhra S, Wilton E, Carradice D, on behalf of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland Venous Special Interest Group. Research priorities for venous conditions: results of the UK Vascular James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Process. J.Vasc.Soc.G.B.Irel. 2022;2(1):26-32. http://doi.org/10.54522/jvsgbi.2022.038
Daniel Carradice – Vascular Surgeon
Tristan Lane – Vascular Surgeon
If you have an interest in the top 10 Venous priorities you can contact the Venous SIG via Mr Dan Carradice (firstname.lastname@example.org).