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Dr Mark Bratby

Consultant Interventional Radiologist & Medical Director

Veincentre Bristol & Gloucester & Oxford & Reading & Southampton

GMC No: 4537045


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Dr Mark Bratby is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist and was appointed Medical Director for Veincentre in November 2021. He now works exclusively for Veincentre with regular clinics in Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford, Reading and Southampton. He offers EVLA, sclerotherapy, microsclerotherapy and avulsion treatments for patients with venous conditions. He has performed over 1500 EVLA procedures since 2016 and a total of 650 vein procedures in 2022.

Dr Bratby trained at Cambridge University and Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (qualified 1998) and was awarded Distinction in Medicine. Mark previously worked for 21 years in the NHS with 11 years as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Oxford University Hospital where he was Clinical Governance Lead, College Tutor and Royal College of Radiologists Examiner. He has advised the Royal College of Radiologists through their REAL (Radiology Excellence and Learning) panel which disseminates learning to promote best practice at a national level. His main clinical interests have been vascular imaging and disease, varicose veins and vascular malformations.

In his role as Medical Director, Mark has overseen the expansion of Veincentre with currently 31 clinics across the United Kingdom and as of November 2023 there are 49 Consultants granted practising privileges.

The Glasgow clinic was inspected in June 2022 by Health Inspectorate Scotland and graded as “Good” across all key quality indicators and commented on vision and leadership “The service’s approach to quality improvement was comprehensive and evident throughout all aspects of the service. We saw evidence of best practice and continuing professional and personal development. A formal quality improvement plan in place with identified outcomes implemented.”

The report also commented on Safe delivery of Care “The service was proactive in its approach to making sure it was safe. Staff had an extensive understanding of risk management principles and robust policies and procedures were in place. Quality assurance processes included appropriate audits, both internal and external. A variety of policies and procedures were in place to make sure care was safely delivered”.

Mark has established in-house Advanced Practice Seminars within Veincentre to share all the combined experience across all our clinic staff and is lead for Clinical Governance and chairs the Medical Advisory Committee.

Dr Bratby has a strong research background and has written 50 peer-reviewed papers on vascular interventional radiology and presented at numerous national and international meetings, notably being awarded Editor’s Gold Medal for a randomised controlled trial of fibroid embolisation compared to myomectomy.

Dr Bratby is a keen skier, leisurely cyclist and enthusiastic gardener. He gets away for an annual sailing trip with friends and trips over the last two decades have included a night-sail across the channel and sailing adventures around the Firth of Clyde.

Professional Summary
Current Post Consultant Vascular Interventional Radiologist
GMC Number 4537045
Qualifications BA 1994 University of Cambridge
MBBS 1998 Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School
MRCP 2002
FRCR 2005
Specialities Vascular Interventional Radiology
First Year of Qualification 1998
Languages Spoken English
Registered with Health Insurers Aviva, AXA PPP, Bupa, Cigna, Exeter Friendly, Simply Health

Veincentre Clinic Sessions

Veincentre Southampton
Monday: 9.00 – 17:00
Veincentre Reading
Tuesday: 9.00 – 17.00
Veincentre Gloucester
Alternate Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.30
Veincentre Oxford
Alternate Wednesday: 12.00 – 18.00
Veincentre Bristol
Thursday: 9.00 – 17.30

Dr Bratby has committed to working at Veincentre clinics on the above days. If you book an initial consultation with Dr Bratby, all your future appointments will be with Dr Bratby. As such, it is important to note that if you opt to go ahead with treatment this will be undertaken with Dr Bratby on the above day of your chosen clinic location (as will all future follow-up appointments).

Occasionally Dr Bratby may open up a list on another day, especially during our busy periods, however, we cannot guarantee appointment dates every weekday even if a previous appointment was on a different day. If you are unable to attend one of Dr Bratby’s dates and hence wish to switch consultants, you will need to attend and pay for a new consultation with the other consultant prior to any treatment being undertaken. Please take care when choosing which consultant/ date to book.

Please note that due to holidays Dr Bratby may not be available every week.

Working at Veincentre

“I enjoy working for the Veincentre as the organisation and support from all the staff allow me to focus on providing the best care to patients. The whole process from the information on the website, to the first contact with Veincentre through to treatment, is seamless and gives patient assurance of a high-quality healthcare provider. There are robust governance frameworks and experience across the organisation to draw on for advice if needed.”

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