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Welcome to the website of NIVAS, the independent and multi-professional society specialising in vascular access and infusion therapies.


NIVAS is the first independent multi-professional society to be founded in the UK in this century. It is the new voice for all those involved in vascular access and infusion therapies.

The society was founded in July 2009 in order to promote excellence in this specialised field of patient care. We believe that we can advance practice through communication, collaboration and education.

As infusion therapy and vascular access continues to evolve, there is a need, now more than ever, for a co-ordinated approach to practice amongst healthcare professionals across the UK. The formation of a society and an annual conference is vital to ensure success in the specialty and quality care for patients.

NIVAS hopes to engage nurses, anaesthetists, radiologists, microbiologists, pharmacists and other health professionals involved in the insertion and management of vascular access and infusion therapy.  NIVAS recognises the important role that you as an individual can play in advancing this specialty and would encourage your involvement with the society.

NIVAS Apheresis Study Day 2017

‘Ultrasound guided deep vein cannulation to perform apheresis procedures’

This event has now taken place. A feedback report on the day will be published in due course.

The study day comprised theoretical and practical sessions with the aim of supporting apheresis operators and members of central venous access teams to implement the service within local apheresis units. The study day provided a unique opportunity to network and exchange experiences of these two professional groups.

The 6th NIVAS Conference - Call for Abstracts now open!

'Adapt, Develop, Evolve: Striving for Excellence in Infusion Therapy and Vascular Access'

Wednesday 21 – Thursday 22 June 2017, Birmingham

Please click HERE for more information.

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For further information and joining instructions please contact NIVAS@succinctcomms.com. We look forward to working with you.