Vascular studies


The vascular studies department at the Royal Free Hospital in London includes six world class clinical vascular scientists, three trainee clinical vascular scientists, one associate practitioner and one receptionist.

We perform vascular ultrasound examinations to assess the vascular system for venous or arterial disease.

Vascular ultrasound investigations are safe and non-invasive and are used to specifically investigate the peripheral vascular system (ie the arteries and veins in the arms, legs, neck and abdomen).

The Royal Free London vascular studies team provides a scanning service for all consultants and a GP direct access service for patients with a suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Royal Free London department of vascular studies: opening hours

  • The Royal Free Hospital unit: 9am-6pm Monday-Friday
  • Whittington Hospital service: 9am-5pm Thursday 
  • Wellington Hospital service: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday 

Barnet Hospital vascular studies service: opening hours

9am-5pm Monday-Friday.


Do you have an appointment?

Find your ward

  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Lane 
    EN5 3DJ

    Patient enquiries: 020 8216 4196 (booking line)
    020 8216 4924 (patient advice and liaison service)

    GP enquiries: 020 8216 4196 / 020 8216 4029

  • The Royal Free Hospital

    6th Floor - entrance next to ward 6 West A

    Pond Street 
    NW3 2QG

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 7830 2862

  • The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place 
    NW8 9LE

    Patient enquiries: 020 7586 5959

  • Whittington Hospital

    Imaging Department
    Magdala Avenue
    N19 5NF

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 7288 5240


Referral details

Referrals for all the diagnostic tests performed by the vascular studies department are accepted from Royal Free Hospital Foundation Trust physicians and clinical nurse specialists. Tertiary referrals are also accepted from consultants.

GPs are able to refer directly for suspected deep vein thrombosis examinations.