REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

UHB Service

Checked: 13-02-2017 by christopher.moloney Next Review: 02-03-2018

Service Overview

Patients are usually offered an appointment on the day of referral or within 24 hours (if referral is made late afternoon).  If the patient has a diagnosed DVT they will attend our clinic daily for approx. 5 - 10 days for monitoring of INR (using near patient testing) and Enoxaparin.  Once their anticoagulation is stable they will be referred to the appropriate community anticoagulation service.

On day 5 they will be assessed and fitted with compression hosiery if appropriate.  Patients requiring Enoxaparin only will be taught how to self-administer.

Referral Guidance

Our current practice is based on Wells scoring for risk stratification.  If the patient scores 1 or above on the Wells score or has a raised D-dimer they should be referred to the Thrombosis Clinic by phone - 0117 342 4684.

The service operates Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (imaging) Weekends and bank holidays 9.30am - 1pm (No imaging)