Further reduction in Post Discharge VTE Deaths in England

Further reduction in Post Discharge VTE Deaths in England

Further evidence of the positive effects of the VTE prevention programme in England were revealed yesterday when NHS Digital published data showing a 20.8% reduction in post discharge VTE associated deaths since inception of the programme in 2007.  The programme which has embedded systematic VTE prevention strategies in hospitals across England, has been driven by mandatory VTE risk assessment for all hospitalized adults.  This evidence supports implementation of such programmes in health care settings worldwide. 

Professor Roopen Arya, VTE Prevention England Programme Director tweeted 'A huge achievement, thanks to multidisciplinary VTE champions in the NHS! The first demonstration of improved VTE outcomes at a national level.  To support best practice essential that national VTE data collection continues for risk assessment and outcomes. #Keeping PatientsSafe'

The national VTE GIRFT survey remains open until the end of March 2020, it's results will help to further improve and drive VTE prevention nationally.

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Posted by Emma Gee
Emma Gee

Nurse Consultant KCH, Lead Nurse NNMN

Emma joined Kings’ College Hospital as a Coagulation Clinical Nurse Specialist rotating through DVT, anticoagulation and VTE prevention roles. Since obtaining qualification she has undertaken several post-registration courses, most recently completing the independent prescribing course to enhance nursing autonomy in our clinics.

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