Guidelines summary

Guidelines in Practice articles

  • NICE VTE pathway is blueprint for reducing death and disability
    Authored by:
    • Dr Anil Kamat, Consultant Haematologist, Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
    Published online: February 2015
  • NICE quality standard brings management of VTE system-wide
    Authored by:
    • Dr Alex Coupland—Teaching Fellow, Northern Vascular Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    • Dr Gavin Flatt—Technical Analyst for Quality Standard and Indicators, Directorate of Health and Social care, NICE
    • Professor Gerard Stansby—Professor of Vascular Surgery, Northern Vascular Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    Published online: July 2013
  • The two-level Wells scores should be used in suspected VTE cases
    Authored by:
    • Adriano Sala Tenna—Specialty Trainee, Northern Vascular Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    • Scott Harrison—Lead Pharmacist (Anticoagulation), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford
    • Liz Avital—Associate Director, National Clinical Guidelines Centre, Royal College of Physicians, London
    • Gerard Stansby—Professor of Vascular Surgery, Northern Vascular Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    Published online: September 2012

NICE quality standards

Case studies     

The case studies outline local initiatives that have incorporated point of care testing for D-dimer into general practice and the community: