A Nationwide focus on VTE prevention was kick started in 2005 by publication of the Health Care Select Committee report which highlighted that VTE in hospitalised patients was a significant and largely preventable problem. This was the catalyst for rapid and widespread action aimed at reducing the risk of VTE in hospitalised patients throughout the next decade.

March

New NICE VTE prevention guidance for hospitalised patients.

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December

Deaths from VTE included in the NHS Outcomes framework 2015/16 published.

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December

NHS standard contract for 2014/15 published incorporating VTE prevention.

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July

First mandatory submissions to UNIFY2 for VTE risk assessment

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June

E-Learning tool for VTE prevention in secondary care published.

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NICE publish quality standards for VTE prevention

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March

National VTE risk assessment tool published.

January

NICE guidance on VTE: Reducing the risks for patients in hospital

December

First National CQUIN for VTE prevention published.

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December

NHS operating framework for 2010/11 published.

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April

First NICE guidance on thromboprophylaxis published.

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March

Report of independent working group on VTE prevention in hospitalised patients.

July

Government response to House of Commons Health Select Committee report.

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February

House of Commons Health Select Committee report.

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