About our Practice

The Manchester Vein Clinic is a joint company between Independent Vascular services LTD (IVS) and Diagnostic Healthcare LTD (DHC).

IVS (Independent Vascular Services) was established in 1999 with the aim of developing non-invasive vascular investigations across the North West region.

IVS is the largest independent provider of vascular diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment in the UK. IVS specialises in treatment and diagnosis of all venous treatments with a particular interest in varicose veins. 

Diagnostic Healthcare Ltd (DHC) was established in 2004 to provide medical diagnostic imaging services of MRI, Ultrasound, DEXA, CT and X-ray to both NHS and private patients. The company developed innovative service models to provide cost-effective services to the NHS and delivers an extensive range of services and solutions.

DHC provide services across England from over 90 community sites. DHC works with many NHS Trusts, and also operate regional centres in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds providing additional static clinics for both NHS and private patients.


At The Manchester Vein Clinic, we are able to offer tailored treatments to each individual, which is essential in treating a patient effectively. What makes us unique is that not only do we have fully qualified surgeons to treat you but you will also be given a full vascular assessment from one of our in-house vascular scientists before your treatment so we can clearly understand your condition so that you can be treated effectively.

Formed in May 1999, IVS is the largest independent provider of vascular ultrasound diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment services in the UK. Our ultrasound service is provided by specialist accredited Vascular Scientists who only perform vascular ultrasound investigations.

We are the first service in the UK to receive formal national recognised accreditation by United Kingdom Accreditation Service. We perform over 70,000 vascular investigations per year including varicose vein and deep vein thrombosis assessments. Unlike most other services, 10% of all our investigations are audited to guarantee scan quality.

We work with over 25 Vascular Consultants who rely on the quality of our reports for the planning of vascular treatment and often request our second opinion if scans have been previously performed by non-specialist ultrasonographers.

We have strong links with Manchester University and have been a integral part of research into vascular disease, including varicose veins and venous ulceration, for over 14 years. In 2006, we supported training of Vascular Surgeons allowing them to develop the ultrasound guided techniques for the treatment of varicose veins by laser and radiofrequency ablation. In conjunction with Vascular Consultants we have supported over 2,000 varicose vein treatments with laser and RF treatments.