Just over 10 years ago Thrombosis UK joined UK healthcare leads to campaign for the mandating of VTE Risk Assessment in all English hospitals. After much campaigning, risk assessment was mandated and adverse VTE events have fallen.
In the latest NHS England data released this week the national VTE prevention programme in England shows a benefit of systematic VTE prevention driven by mandatory risk assessment.
The NHS Digital national VTE indicator shows a >20% reduction in adverse outcomes!
Avoidable events are being prevented and lives are being saved - this approach requires worldwide adoption. #PreventProtectInform