The Whiteley Clinic and Absolute Aesthetics Academic Day was held on Friday 9th June at the Harbour Hotel in Guildford.
The event is held every year and gives everyone at The Whiteley Clinic and Absolute Aesthetics the opportunity to share the vast amount of research and development that is happening across all of our clinics.
All of our staff follows The Whiteley Protocol®, our ever evolving treatment protocol, based off years of research, helping to provide the optimal investigation and treatment of venous disease. This is regularly updated using the results of experience, audits and research, which all benefits our patients. The Academic Day is a great opportunity for our experts to exchange their ideas, to help improve our protocol even further.
The day was hosted by Professor Mark Whiteley, who opened the day with a very welcoming introduction and emphasised how The Whiteley Protocol® not only makes us unique, but also makes sure we provide the same great service throughout all our locations.
He continued, speaking of some of the new research the clinic has been involved in. For example, our research into male pelvic reflux disease and our Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Report, are just one of the many ways we are spreading the word about this widely unknown and under reported condition.
He spoke of the success of the College of Phlebology’s 1st International Veins Meeting back in March, which was very well received by all who attended. The next meeting has already been scheduled for next year! 14th – 16th March 2018.
He continued, mentioning that The Whiteley Clinic (Guildford) was rated as an ‘Outstanding’ service by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in their report published at the beginning of the year. With 723 inspections being reported in this same time period, this means that The Whiteley Clinic is in the top 2.2% of services inspected.
He also spoke of the awards that the clinic has won. Henry Ashpitel recently won 3rd prize at the American College of Phlebology. Henry is a PhD student from The Whiteley Clinic and University of Surrey. We were also part of the group that won the ‘Best Paper of the Year’ award.
Some of our consultants, including Judy Holdstock our Chief Sonographer, Dr Previn Diwakar our Consultant Interventional Radiologist and Professor Mohideen Jameel a Consultant Venous Surgeon and Consultant Phlebologist all took to the podium and presented their talks. From protocol updates to case studies, there was something for everyone to learn from as the experts from The Whiteley Clinic shared their knowledge and expertise.
Megan Donnelly Ribeiro, a member of the Absolute Aesthetics team also gave her presentation ‘Lighting your way to healthy skin’, educating everyone on some of the new research based products Absolute Aesthetics are offering their patients.
Mr Amyn Haji, Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon at Kings College Hospital, gave his presentation on haemorrhoids and the treatment of the condition using The Rafaelo Procedure, a new procedure now being offered at The Whiteley Clinic Bond Street. Mr Haji will be leading The Rafaelo Procedure at The Whiteley Clinic.
The Academic Day was very successful. It’s a fantastic opportunity for any of our specialists to bring new techniques or ideas to the attention of everyone in the clinic.