Veins and arteries carry blood throughout the body, providing every living cell with a rich supply of oxygen. Our vascular consultants see and care for patients with a variety of vascular conditions, both arterial and venous.

Services are provided by a team of three consultant vascular surgeons, a specialist nurse, two podiatrists, an interventional radiologist and a technician. The service also works closely with the orthotics department who assist vascular patients.

Daily vascular clinics are led by consultant vascular surgeons and both open and less-invasive intra-luminal surgery is also provided. The service also has links with the Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) service (TIAs are also informally known as ‘mini-strokes’), and provides a carotid endarterectomy if indicated, in conjunction with the physicians.

In the community setting, the service also works closely with the lymphoedema service and provides assistance with ulcer management alongside a Tissue Viability nurse.

Clinics occur daily, Monday to Friday. A consultant is on call for emergency treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Moat Road
West Midlands

Vascular nurse specialist
01922 721172 ext. 7648

Vascular secretaries
01922 721172 ext. 7763 and 6669

Service lead

Mr Zahid Khan, Vascular Lead

Referrals are accepted from a GP or other healthcare professional. Rapid access to this service is available through A&E.