1. SnapShot Survey 2023
  2. BSIR Snapshot Survey Spring 2021
  3. Snapshot survey 2019
  4. BSIR Snapshot Survey 2018
  5. BSIR Snap shot survey 2016

SnapShot Survey 2023

Snapshot survey 2023 - UK survey of catheter directed endovascular treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) - Authors Nadir Khan, Ali Zafar and James Harding on behalf of the Audit and Registry Committee of the British Society of Interventional Radiology

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BSIR Snapshot Survey Spring 2021

BSIR Snapshot Survey Spring 2021

Summary Report

Audit and Registries Committee

The BSIR Annual Snapshot Survey serves to gain an insight into current IR practice within the UK. The Spring 2021 survey asked about changes to working patterns due to the pandemic and any protective factors within individual IR departments. An online questionnaire was sent out via email to BSIR members in February 2021. There were 49 responses in total, from a range of institutions and from consultants with both pure IR and mixed IR and diagnostic job plans.

The overall impact of the pandemic on workload in the majority of departments was either a decreased workload (19/49) or the same volume of work, but different types of case (20/49). There were more urgent cases, with a focus on vascular access, thrombolysis and non-vascular intervention. Cases took longer due to infection control precautions causing slower flow. Non-cancer IR (eg EVAR, UAE and PAE) was stopped, or occurred at a muchreduced rate.

Many departments lost access to vital resources, such as hybrid theatres (7/16), admitting rights (4/16) and day case beds (14/23). Staff were lost due to sickness (35/49) and redeployment (6/49 medical staff and 22/49 nursing and other staff). Many departments also lost non-IR resources, such as anaesthetic support (26/49), access to theatre (19/49) and ITU beds (25/49). More than half of the responses indicated that having dedicated day case beds was a protective factor which enabled the service to continue to run (29/49).

Whilst the pandemic had variable effects in different departments, most saw a significant change or reduction in workload. Access to dedicated IR day case beds was the most important factor protecting local services.

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Snapshot survey 2019

Snapshot survey 2019 - Critical Limb Ischaemia - Dr Victoria Burrows.

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Snapshot survey 2019 Critical Limb Ischaemia

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BSIR Snapshot Survey 2018

BSIR Snapshot Survey 2018 - Use of sedation, analgesia & anaesthesia in IR - Dr Conrad von Stempel

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BSIR Snap shot survey 2016

BSIR Snapshot Survey 2016 - Out of Hours (OOH) Intervention of Haemorrhage. Dr Chris Hammond, Registries & Audit Committee Chair.

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Please click HERE for snaphot survey results.

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