Vascular Access Service


The vascular access service is run independently by the interventional radiology nurse specialists and provides vascular access devices for the purposes of medication, blood products transfusion, fluids and nutrition. Examples include peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) and tunnelled central lines (Hickman). It is commissioned for inpatients only and cannot accept referrals direct from primary care.




Dr John Hancock, Consultant Radiologist, RCHT

Zoe Martin, Team Lead interventional radiology and vascular access, RCHT



Date reviewed                     18/02/2022

Next review due                  18/02/2023

Sifter name                          Dr Rebecca Hopkins