– Our Team –
We are a small, but dedicated, team here at RejuvaMed Vein Centre. We are led by Director of Operations, Charlie McCarthy-Halton, who oversees the running of the centre. She is ably assisted by Gemma and Charlotte.
Our medical team includes the Medical Director of the centre, consultant anaesthetist and aesthetic specialist Dr Grant McKeating, who carries out the majority our cosmetic leg treatments, and all facial vein treatments.
Our varicose vein specialist is local consultant vascular surgeon, Mr Rob Salaman. He is well known nationally as a pioneer in minimally invasive varicose vein surgery. He also carries out some of our microsclerotherapy treatment.
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Mr Rob Salaman is our consultant vascular surgeon. He grew up and went to Medical School in Cardiff, qualifying in 1988. He stayed in Wales for his basic surgical training and two years of research before moving to the Midlands for his specialist surgical attachments. He was appointed as a consultant surgeon in Blackburn in 2000. In his NHS job he perform all types of arterial and vein surgery and has recently become the Clinical Director of Vascular Surgery leading a department of 6 consultants at The Royal Blackburn Hospital. Since becoming a consultant he has become more specialised in minimally invasive ways of treating arteries and veins, often under local anaesthetic, allowing a quicker recovery and with less risk than traditional surgical techniques.
In the 17 years he has lived and worked in The Ribble Valley, Lancashire has definitely become his home. He enjoys walking on the local hills around Pendle and the Ribble with his wife, who is also a surgeon. He also cycles and mountain bikes locally and in the Yorkshire dales.
Dr Grant McKeating
Medical & Managing Director
Dr Grant McKeating is our Medical Director and cosmetic specialist here at RejuvaMed Vein Centre. He qualified in medicine at The University of Edinburgh in 1989, and gained his doctorate from the same university in 1995. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He worked as a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2000 – 2015. He then left the NHS to focus primarily on medical aesthetics, and set up the award winning RejuvaMed Skin Clinic in Chorley. although he also still spends time in the operating theatre at local private hospitals. He carries out our spider and thread vein treatments using both microsclerotherapy and thermocoagulation (ThermaVein) on the legs, and ThermaVein on the face. As for spare time, when we asked he said “What’s that!?”
Director of Operations
I have worked in the healthcare industry for 11 years, moving from Ramsay Healthcare to manage the amazing team at RejuvaMed Vein Centre. Customer service and the patient experience are the focus of my drive to bring you the ultimate in care at the centre. I am responsible for all aspects of the client pathway in the centre, from marketing and social media management, all the way through to following up on our treatments to ensure that all patients are totally satisfied with our service. I also oversee our patients’ charter which highlights what you can expect from us as a valued patient. I am qualified to NVQ level 2 in business administration and level 3 in customer service. When I’m not working, my young son takes up most of my spare time and energy!
Receptionist / Support Staff
I believe I have the best of both worlds in my position at the clinic, as I am not only able to greet patients and look after them front of house, but also have the added enjoyment of being able to assist in their treatments, looking after their needs and helping them to say goodbye to their vein problems!
I moved to the Ribble Valley in March 2017 and so in my spare time I enjoy exploring all my lovely new surroundings in the villages and towns, as well as catching up with friends!
Before joining the RejuvaMed team I worked as a skincare consultant and counter manager for premium skincare brands, where I gained my knowledge on skin anatomy (and of course, how to deliver excellent customer care!)
I feel very proud to be a part of the team and very lucky to be in a profession that I truly enjoy. In addition to my role within the skin clinic at RejuvaMed, I assist Mr Salaman in providing RF ablation treatments in the vein centre. There is no better feeling for me than seeing a happy patient leave the centre after a treatment with us.
In my spare time I love spending time with friends, family and my gorgeous little niece!
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