This webinar looked at Vascular Access and outlined a number of key clinical roles in the vascular access patient journey

The speakers for this webinar were ...

Mrs Clare Porter, Vascular Access Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital of Wales


Clare is a Vascular Access Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. Clare has been a renal nurse working in Vascular Access, Home Dialysis, Unit Haemodialysis and Patient/ Staff education in the NHS and Private Sector both Nationally and Internationally for the past 27 years.

Mr. James Gilbert BM BS, MA, FRCS, Consultant Transplant and Vascular Access Surgeon


 James Gilbert is a Transplant and Vascular Access Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is a specialist in Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation and Vascular access surgery and has an interest in complex access in patients with central vein pathology. He inserted UK’s first HeRO graft in 2013 and has the biggest European experience of HeRO usage in central vein stenosis. He has a big experience with early cannulation grafts and has also developed a vascular access programme for patients with intestinal failure. James is developing an access related clinical research programme and is overseeing several exciting clinical studies.

Dr Rob Jones, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham


Dr Rob Jones is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with an interest in Vascular Access and Vascular Anomalies management. He is also interested in Vascular Access research and interventions.

Mr Norman Harding, Patient Speaker


Mr Norman Harding previously worked for over 20 years at Vaux Brewery in Sunderland in the post and dispatch rooms and in the brewery itself. He then went on to work for Learn Direct and ASSA to help facilitate training and education opportunities for small and medium sized businesses. Norman was a dialysis patient for the last 10 years and worked in the Sunderland area to support other patients at various stages of their treatment.

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