VeinTrain Ltd

VeinTrain Ltd


VeinTrain is driven to make things better for patients and clinicians by providing training solutions for Venepuncture and Cannulation and Intravenous Therapy for over a decade.  We are  a UK business that has grown by supporting organisations and their clinicians develop to expert levels of practical proficiency, from a sound knowledge base to ensure precision based practice.  

Sarah Phillips, VeinTrain Founder and MD recognised the problems with these skills two decades ago, despite them being  the most commonly performed in healthcare, practice was sub-standard due to poor training and assessment. Sarah's professional life has since focused on standardising and improving these skills for patient benefit.  We invite you to join VeinTrain in continuing to improve standards globally and choose routes and locations that suit your organisation and clinicians.  Always keen to consult directly for bespoke solutions or by sharing the best of what we know with our international access and accredited programmes including; courses,  specialist conferences, updates, apps, webinars, from novice through to  train the trainer and full organisation validation and licensing.  

Teachers and trainers (2)

Paulette  Bassan
Paulette Bassan
Lead Trainer

Paulette joined VeinTrain in 2013 with over 39 years experience including IV therapy, cannulation & venepuncture. A member of the 1st intravenous specialist nursing team in the West Midlands & part of a team responsible for the reduction of bacteraemia infections for her NHS Trust. Paulette has a Masters in Education and has worked in a range of healthcare settings, including practice development. Paulette has considerable experience of teaching, acquired during her employment as an intravenous clinical nurse specialist & now works solely for VeinTrain.

Sarah Phillips
Sarah Phillips
Managing Director and Lead Trainer

Trained as a nurse in Glasgow in 1993. A clinical background in Emergency Nursing, seven years in Corporate Nursing at a London NHS Trust. Worked for the Director of Nursing & Director of Clinical Studies (Imperial College School of Medicine) as Lead Nurse Multi-professional Practice Education. She developed the Clinical Skills Service for the Trust from 1999-2006 and led a training project in the trust to perform venepuncture and cannulation. The project achieved a 98% success rate for competency achievement compared to 40% prior to this. Sarah left the Trust and founded VeinTrain in 2007.