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The UK Endovascular TraineeS (UKETS) is a NHS Innovations and BMJ Award winning cross specialty group that aims to be at the forefront and lead the future of endovascular training. We address the learning needs at the intersection between specialities that undertake endovascular procedures.

UKETS offers:

  • Courses - "Foundations in Endovascular Practice" and "Basic Endovascular Skills"
  • A free iPhone app called "UKETS Logbook"
  • Online training

Our mantra is:

Safe access, safe navigation, safe closure

Why? We believe these elements form the core foundation of endovascular practice and underpin patient safety. Thanks to the development of high fidelity simulation, these skills can now be learned in a safe environment – UKETS has access to this equipment. To find out more about simulation and the evidence behind it, click here, or visit our FAQ section.

Teamwork is another core principle of UKETS. Unlike many fields in medicine, endovascular practice requires a collaborative cross specialty approach to undertake procedures. The multidisciplinary environment at UKETS fosters this atmosphere to create a team that shares a common vision and builds upon each others’ strengths and weaknesses.

One of the challenges in endovascular practice is familiarity with the huge variety of equipment available. Through industry collaboration, UKETS can showcase numerous devices at our meetings and allow trainees to build their confidence with them.