In the midst of everything that is going on with COVID-19 it is easy to see how important non coronavirus stuff can get overlooked. But we still need to keep our eyes open. After a 3 year process involving many meetings, stakeholder comments, high levels of oversight and fantastic technical support, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence in the UK (NICE) released their updated guidelines on the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease.
Given the current situation, it has not had much press. However, we need this type of guidance more than ever at present, to support ambulatory pathways, refined diagnostic testing and bespoke therapeutic intervention. It’s a lengthy but very useful document and as always at St Emlyns, we would suggest you read the whole thing rather than take our word on the big changes. I know that many of you will be anxious to know how this guidance and clotology in general all relates to the current pandemic – don’t worry, that’s coming in a Part 2 very soon.