Survey on Proposed Changes for Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is undertaking a review of the service currently provided for patients who have a suspected or confirmed deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which is a clot in a deep leg vein.

To diagnose a DVT patients usually need a blood test and ultrasound scan of the leg.  If a DVT is likely, anticoagulation medication is started.

There is currently a mixed service in south Warwickshire where some of the diagnosis happens in a GP surgery and the scan takes place in hospital.  Patients will then start medication and be followed up either in hospital or at a GP practice.

DVT diagnosis and treatment is something that could be safely delivered in a non-hospital setting and we are currently reviewing how it is delivered across south Warwickshire to improve the service patients receive.

We would like you to tell us your views and experiences of being treated for DVT. If you have never been treated for DVT we would like to know what is important to you if you needed to be treated in future.

Your feedback will help us to plan what a future model may look like.  Therefore, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire available at:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/vascularengagement

Hard copies of the questionnaire are also available on request at 0121 611 0231.

NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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