Our Vision

Thrombosis UK is a leader in:

Identifying, Informing & Partnering

the NHS, healthcare providers and individuals to work to improve prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the management and care of
unavoidable VTE events.

Our Mission

Our priority is for everyone to KNOW the Risks Signs & Symptoms of VTE and to support research to extend UNDERSTANDING into the PREVENTION and BEST MANAGEMENT of VTE.

To achieve our vision and mission Thrombosis UK’s work focuses on:


'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 boolets
  • Video, visual & written resources