Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Investigations

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Services for patients with suspected DVT only (no clinical suspicion of pulmonary embolism).

Out-of-hours, patients can be sent to A&E for triage. 

During Covid-19, please note: Ambulatory Care Services may be subject to covid restrictions and a call should always be made to AEC before sending a patient so that they are expected.  Out of hours patients should be sent to A&E with a referral letter outlining the specialty.

Royal Free London

Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG

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

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

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.

The referral form can be found in the ISL EMIS folder
Imaging (Including DEXA) > Urgent Whole Leg Ultrasound For Suspected Acute DVT – RFT 

After completing the request form, telephone the department directly to arrange a same day appointment for the patient, and send the request form by email (include agreed appointment time on the form).
t: 020 7830 2862

University College London Hospitals

Ambulatory Day Unit, University College Hospital, Ground Floor, 235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU

Send patient directly to Emergency Day Unit with a letter addressed to Ambulatory Care Consultant. Further investigations and treatment will be initiated if indicated. 

GP referral line
t: 07908 250 947 (10am-6pm phone will be answered by AECU Consultant, out of hours it will be the Duty Medical Registrar) 

Whittington Health

The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF

Call the switchboard who will bleep the relevant on-call clinician to discuss referral. All GP referrals for medical opinion/admission/treatment are triaged by the Ambulatory Care Consultant in hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm). Out of hours, referrals will be discussed with the Duty Medical Registrar, who will accept patients to be seen in Ambulatory Care as appropriate. Depending on capacity in clinic, and the time of day, a decision will be made on whether the patient can be seen in Ambulatory Emergency Care or Emergency Department for the primary investigations.

Whittington Health Ambulatory Care Consultant
t: 020 7288 5940 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
t: 020 7272 3070 (out of hours: evenings, weekends and public holidays, ask for Ambulatory Care Consultant)