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 be treated with anticoagulation. Once their anticoagulation is stable they will be referred to the appropriate community anticoagulation service.
Patients requiring Enoxaparin only will be taught how to self-administer.
Our current practice is based on Wells scoring for risk stratification. If the patient scores 2 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 or via switchboard at the BRI.
The service operates Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (imaging) Weekends and bank holidays 9.15am - 1pm (imaging)