No. The whole ethos of The College of Phlebology is to promote the understanding of venous disease and to inform and educate both the public and healthcare professionals into all aspects of venous disease including the underlying causes of venous disease, the clinical problems caused by venous disease and the latest, and the best treatments for the different conditions. Such information and education is provided free to the public and to professionals outside of the "membership only" area. Healthcare professionals that treat thread veins may join The College of Phlebology at MCPhleb
level (Member of The College of Phlebology), and healthcare professionals that treat varicose veins and the larger venous reflux problems may join The College of phlebology at FCPhleb
level (Fellow of The College of Phlebology). More details can be found on our ‘Membership benefits and fees
’ page. Once a Member or Fellow has joined and been accepted, they can then access the "membership only" area where additional educational material is available as well as features such as "ask an expert" and the latest news from industry relating to veins. These Members and Fellows join voluntarily and as such, are expressing a desire to increase their knowledge and skills into diagnosing and treating veins. The College of Phlebology encourages this and aims to spread good practice amongst its members. However The College has decided not to have a regulatory function or to impose its views or protocols on any Member of Fellow.