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DVT Project Posted or Updated on 29 Apr 2024


As a practice we are taking part In a national quality improvement project run by Thrombosis UK which is designed to support early identification of suspected VTE. The intended outcomes for this project are to identify patterns and key barriers that delay diagnosis, to inform and support future training with an overall aim to reduce preventable deaths from VTE. 

 The Detect Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Quality Improvement Project includes the provision of Oberoi clinical resource to carry out a retrospective Audit to identify patients diagnosed with DVT, pulmonary embolism (PE), or DVT and PE in the last 12 months. The intention of the Audit is to yield information on challenges and barriers to a VTE diagnosis. No patient identifiable data will be used or extracted during this audit. However, as a practice, we have completed a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) to ensure that all possible risks have been considered. There have been no data risks identified as there is no patient identifiable data being used. 

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