Gareth Bate


Gareth Bate qualified as a nurse in 1985 and has worked in vascular surgery in various roles (operating theatres, wards and outpatients) for over 20 years.

Gareth is currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Vascular Ultrasonographer at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
Gareth has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of venous disease including varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and leg ulcers and has participated in major national and international clinical trials as well as many smaller and more local research projects.
He is a founder member and board member of the British Association of Sclerotherapists. He is also on the teaching faculty of the European Venous Forum, the Royal College of Surgeons of England veins course and the Charing Cross Office Based Veins course.

Gill Bradbury - Practice Manager


Gillian Bradbury qualified as a nurse in 1985, and worked in occupational health for many years, most recently at Jaguar Land Rover in Solihull.

She has significant experience and expertise in Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome [HAVS], also known as Vibration White Finger.

Gillian will be your main point of contact when liaising with Midland Veins Centres to organise bookings, payments and after-care procedures.

Professor Andrew Bradbury is Sampson Gamgee Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Birmingham , UK, and is also a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK.

He has been performing minimally-invasive venous treatments since 2002 and has one of the largest experiences of Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGFS) in the UK, having treated many thousands of satisfied patients.


Professor Bradbury is regularly invited to talk and teach at national and international conferences and workshops, and has published many articles on the management of venous disease in high-impact, peer-reviewed surgical journals. He has also edited and contributed to several text-books, such as Principles and Practice of Surgery and Macleod's Clinical Examinaton.

His other specialist interests include the treatment of leg ulcers, intermittent claudicaton, critical limb ischaemia, carotid artery disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

Previous Appointments
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Vascular Surgery, University Department of Surgery, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh; 1996–2000

Director of Research & Development, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, 2002-06

Chair of the Curriculum Development and Implementation Committee, University of Birmingham, 2005-08

Education Dean, The Medical School, University of Birmingham, 2006-08

Director of Quality Assurance and Enhancement, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, 2008-12

President of the UK Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2010-2012

Current Appointments
Sampson Gamgee Professor of Vascular Surgery,

University of Birmingham, since January 2000

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon,

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, since January 2000

Professor Bradbury has also been awarded numerous

grants totalling over £5 million to undertake

basic science and clinical research into venous and

arterial disease.


Professor Bradbury also performs a full range of open and

endovascular arterial surgery for intermittent claudication (IC),

critical limb ischaemia, carotid artery disease (stroke) and

abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

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