This week, Innovate Guildford held the “Innovation Awards 2019”. Mrs Victoria Whiteley (nee Smith) (director) attended representing The Whiteley Clinic.
This year, The Whiteley Clinic sponsored the Innovation in Healthcare Award.
The winners of the innovation in healthcare was the University of Surrey Veterinary School.
The University of Surrey Veterinary School has developed a means of fast diagnosis to reduce sudden cardiac death. This helps overstretched vets come to a quick diagnosis, in times of urgent need
The Whiteley Clinic has always been based on innovation. It was first set up following the introduction of endovenous surgery into the UK by Mark Whiteley in March 1999.
Mark and his team went on to invent the TRLOP technique, and have developed an understanding of how endovenous surgery works. By understanding the mechanism, they have been able to develop the Whiteley Protocol.
The Whiteley Clinic’s audited results show that they have got the risk of recurrent varicose veins to a minimum by using this approach.
This year alone Mark has been the first to introduce the Microwave Ablation technique (as seen and heard of by Chris Evans of Virgin Radio UK whom had his veins treated by Mark). Along with Echotherapy Treatment (HIFU – SONOVEIN), in which both are currently only available in the UK at The Whiteley Clinic.
Through Mark’s strong passion for research and innovation, he has gone on to win second prize at the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS) 2019, for his presentation on High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in the Treatment of Incompetent Superficial Veins and Perforating Veins – a Report of our Early Experience.
As a natural innovator, Mark is very happy that his company sponsors this very interesting and important award.