Blood clot screening improves following NICE guidance

More than 90% of patients are now being screened for their risk of developing blood clots following the launch of NICE guidelines on venous thromboembolism (VTE), latest figures reveal. NICE produced a clinical guideline and quality standard on VTE in 2010 recommending that patients are checked for their risk of developing blood clots on admission to hospital. The Department of Health launched a programme later in the year making prevention a clinical priority for the NHS. Since then, patients are more than twice as likely to be screened for VTE.

Source: NICE
Date: 6 March 2012