We hope you enjoyed the recent NIVAS Conference

The 7th NIVAS Conference

‘Facing the future in vascular access and infusion therapy’

Wednesday 12 – Thursday 13 June 2019, Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel

Presentations and Conference report to follow shortly

A message from The Chair

I hope you all managed to get away this summer and have managed to be productive at work in the heat. The next few months will be busy for NIVAS as we are planning a study day towards the end of the year. We will post more details in the coming weeks once we have secured sponsorship. In the meantime, if you haven't already seen it, NIVAS is proud to endorse a new book edited by Nancy Moureau called; Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access. Steve Hill, a NIVAS board member has contributed to the book and the following link gives our members free open access to the electronic version https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-3-030-03149-7.pdf

I would also like to ask you all to start thinking about the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2019 and who you could nominate. Each year NIVAS supports the Vascular Access nurse or team of the year. We will email you when the call for nominations is announced but in the meantime have a think about who you could nominate and start getting collecting your information for your supporting nomination now.

That's all for now.

Best wishes

Andrew Barton, NIVAS Chair


Vascular Access Nurse of the Year Award

Winner: Julie Godfrey, Broomfield Hospital, PICC Service, MSB NHS Trust Services

To read about the event, please click on the link below

Vascular Access Nurse of the Year Award

Welcome to NIVAS

Welcome to the website of NIVAS, the independent and multi-professional society specialising in vascular access and infusion therapies.

NIVAS is the first independent multi-professional society to be founded in the UK in this century. It is the new voice for all those involved in vascular access and infusion therapies. The society was founded in July 2009 in order to promote excellence in this specialised field of patient care. We believe that we can advance practice through communication, collaboration and education.

As infusion therapy and vascular access continues to evolve, there is a need, now more than ever, for a co-ordinated approach to practice amongst healthcare professionals across the UK. The formation of a society and an annual conference is vital to ensure success in the specialty and quality care for patients. NIVAS hopes to engage nurses, anaesthetists, radiologists, microbiologists, pharmacists and other health professionals involved in the insertion and management of vascular access and infusion therapy.

NIVAS recognises the important role that you as an individual can play in advancing this specialty and would encourage your involvement with the society.

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