deep vein thrombosis

Patients presenting with the following exclusion criteria should be referred immediately to secondary care as they are currently: 

  • Patients unable to transfer themselves on and off a bed without assistance. Patients may use their own portable hoist if able to do so with assistance from their own carer. 
  • Housebound patients with significant manual handling implications e.g. requiring hoisting. The provider will need to ensure that the needs of eligible housebound patients are taken into account within the specified timescales. If housebound patients require scanning transport this should be arranged for them by the current process. 
  • Primary diagnosis of pulmonary embolism 
  • Suspected as having upper limb DVT
  • Patients under 18 years of age 

Download the DVT Pathway. The pathway is also available on remedy.

Patients who are unable to transfer themselves on to an examination couch may not be able to be scanned or may have suboptimal images due to difficulty in accessing the full leg from within a wheelchair.

Download the referral form via the buttons below.  Referrals are to be submitted via EMIS or email.

A 7-day supply of pre-scan anticoagulation as per CCG guidelines is recommended where appropriate.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis services (ultrasound and anticoagulation) are currently performed at the following clinics:


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