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Venous thromboembolism programme is saving lives


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Venous thromboembolism programme is saving lives

NHS England’s national prevention programme aimed at improving outcomes for patients who develop hospital associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) has been shown to save lives in the results of a study undertaken at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The National VTE prevention programme led by Dr Mike Durkin, director of patient safety for NHS England, aims to ensure that all adult patients admitted to hospital are risk assessed for VTE and given appropriate preventative treatment in line with national guidelines .