GP Care awarded contract to provide Deep Vein Thrombosis service

We are delighted to announce that GP Care has been awarded a new NHS contract to provide treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) across all of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG).

GP Care has been delivering a nationally award winning Community DVT Service in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire since 2006 and is excited that this opportunity will enable us to extend our successful model across the whole of BNSSG, bringing together five different pathways into one service.

Dr David Peel, Clinical Lead for Planned Care at Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “We are delighted to award GP Care this contract and bring together different care pathways across the area. 

“The new service will minimise the number of hand offs between clinical teams and provide consistent care for patients and a cost effective service. Patients will be seen at GP Practices at each stage of the process, including to receive an ultrasound scan to confirm the DVT diagnosis.

“DVT clinics will be available at locations throughout Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to make it as easy as possible for patients to receive treatment. The service will still be accessed through your own GP practice and we would encourage anyone with symptoms of DVT to see your GP as soon as possible.”

Annie Kelly, Clinical Director at GP Care, said: “We are really pleased to have the opportunity to extend our successful community DVT model across the whole of BNSSG and will continue to work closely with the local hospitals and GPs to ensure a seamless and efficient service for patients. Recent advances in anticoagulation have revolutionised the care of patients with DVT and supported the shift of care from hospital to community.”

The new service will commence on the 1st May 2019 and we are committed to offering a service that gives patients the choice to be treated outside of a hospital environment and in the community, bringing care closer to home.