UK Vascular and Endovascular Research Network

COVER Study: COVID-19 Vascular sERvice Study

Determining the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the provision, practice and outcomes of vascular surgery

The COVER study will be a multi-centre prospective project of the modifications to the vascular service, condition management and outcomes of interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic

This three-tiered project will aim to understand and evaluate the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global vascular practice and the effect on outcomes for those patients presenting and managed during the pandemic:

Tier 1 – Changes to vascular unit level clinical processes

A survey capturing changes to the structure and delivery of vascular surgery at a unit level over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic

This phase of the study is now open and the link for participation can be found at:

Centres can complete this survey on initial study enrolment and then at regular weekly intervals so we can monitor the dynamic nature of this unique pandemic

Tier 2 – Vascular and Endovascular procedural data capture

Three month period of data capture on all vascular interventions undertaken during the COVID 19 outbreak

Tier 3 – Changes to acute vascular care management

One month project identifying how the management of all referred urgent vascular cases changes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tiers 2 & 3 of the COVER study have now received HRA/REC approval in the UK

To register your centre for Tier 2 & 3 study involvement (and to receive a RedCap log in) please follow this link:

 Centres should start registering their centres locally for study commencement. The following official study documents can be used to support you in this process:

For further information or to declare your interest; please contact us/email

The COVER Study is being delivered in partnership with the NIHR unit for Global Surgery & COVIDSurg group.
We are very grateful to the following supporters of the COVER Study: