Dr Mark Bratby

Dr Mark Bratby

Clinical radiology 04537045


  • Not Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Not Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Interventional radiology

About me

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 Oxford, Reading, Southampton, and Bristol. He performed over 800 treatments (EVLA/sclerotherapy) in 2021.

Mark trained at Cambridge University and Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (qualified 1998) and was awarded a 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. He established a vascular malformation service in Oxford.
In his role as Medical Director, Mark has overseen opening of 10 new Veincentre clinic locations in 2022 and granted practising privileges to 19 Vascular Specialists to join the Veincentre Consultant team. 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 the current thirty-four (and growing) body of Consultant Vascular Specialists.
Mark 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.

Mark is a keen skier, leisurely cyclist and enthusiastic gardener. His other passion is opera supporting Garsington opera in Oxfordshire. 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.

Areas of interest

varicose veins; endovenous laser ablation; vascular ultrasound; venous disease; recurrent varicose veins; foam sclerotherapy; venous malformations; vulval varicose veins; pelvic venous congestion; embolisation ovarian/pelvic veins; deep venous disease; leg ulcers; thread veins microsclerotherapy

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