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.
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)