Our Vision

Our vision is for everyone to

KNOW the Risks, Signs & Symptoms of VTE

(venous thromboembolism, also known as 'blood clots')

Our Mission

Thrombosis UK works to increase awareness, support research and extend understanding through education and the sharing of information to improve care for all those affected by thrombosis.


'Think Thrombosis' – to:

  • Prevention
  • Detection
  • Diagnosis
  • Management
  • Patient safety
  • Patient well-being

Delivered through:

  • Educational meetings for patients & healthcare professionals (HCPs)
  • Local and national awareness campaigns including 'Stop the Clot' & 'Focus on Thrombosis'
  • Spotlighting VTE in advocacy
  • Informing policy & service providers


'Increase understanding of Thrombosis' to:

  • Inform prevention
  • Improve early detection
  • Confirm diagnosis
  • Educate management
  • Support patient experience

Delivered through:

  • Travel Fellowship & research grants
  • Collaboration in national & global research projects
  • Identifying knowledge gaps and areas in need of research
  • Dissemination of research to guideline and policy makers, healthcare professionals, patients and general public


'Improve management, recovery and well-being' through:

  • Early detection & diagnosis
  • Access to reliable information
  • Aid improved understanding
  • Promote shared decision making
  • Recognise impact of VTE
  • Support patient well-being

Delivered through:

  • Sharing the patient perspective
  • Dedicated Help-Line
  • Secure, reliable & confidential patient support networks
  • Providing robust information booklets
  • Video, visual & written resources