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Inequitable VTE Risk Assessment of Hospitalised Patients

England has been a world leader in blood clot awareness, coming top in a recent awareness poll by the global organisation, World Thrombosis Day.

However, quarterly data published by NHS England has again shown a rise in the number of hospitals failing to meet required standards of VTE risk assessment rates.

Scottish VTE SIGN guidance at risk

Thrombosis UK are very concerned to learn that the Scottish clinical guidance for VTE – SIGN Guidance 122, first published 2010 and then updated in 2014, may be withdrawn in 2020