DVT Investigations

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Direct access vascular studies service for ambulatory patients with suspected acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

If patient is found to have an acute DVT they will be sent to A&E or Haematology for same day follow-up.

Results are emailed to the practice by the secure email address supplied on the request form. Should the patient not be found to have acute DVT, the GP retains responsilibity for follow-up. 

Eligibility criteria


  • see inclusion criteria on request form


  • patients with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and currently in self-isolation whether through test positivity, symptoms or contact with others. Patients should be screened for these prior to referral.
  • not registered with a GP, or not ambulatory – the service cannot accommodate them via the direct access referral route. Consider sending ineligible patients to local ED.

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

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Referral methods: Email

After completing the request form, contact the department directly on 020 7830 2862 to arrange a same day appointment for the patient.

Please send the request form by email (include agreed appointment time on the form).

e: rf-tr.vascularstudies@nhs.net

Please note: guidance on eligibility for direct referral, as well as a modified wells clinical score is available on the request form.


Vascular Studies

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