DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)

We have provided an award winning Community Deep Vein Thrombosis (“DVT”) Service across Bristol and South Gloucestershire since 2008.

Your doctor will have referred you to our service to determine whether or not you have a DVT (blood clot) in your leg. We recommend that you are started on anticoagulation treatment immediately and your GP should provide this until you able to have your scan.

We aim to offer a same or next day ultrasound scan from one of our community based clinics. When you attend one of our clinics you will be seen by one of our ultrasound team.

It is advised that you bring a snack and drink with you to your appointment, particularly for patients using transport and/or are diabetic.

Your leg will be scanned and the result will be explained to you fully.

You will be provided with information about your treatment options and following discussion with a member of the DVT Clinical Team, you can choose which method of treatment you would prefer.  A report will be sent to your doctor. You will receive follow ups from our DVT Clinical Team for 3 months following diagnosis.

Patients that have a confirmed DVT and received treatment, are more than welcome to attend our dedicated support group, run by our Clinical Matron, Jackie Adams.

Clinic Locations

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

useful information

Download our patient leaflet here and the treatment options leaflet here

Require Assistance?

Speak to a member of our team.

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