How does our Community DVT Pathway work?

TyneHealth have implemented a Community Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Pathway working with member GP Practices across North Tyneside that makes greater use of primary care services with the aim of improving patient experience, treating patients closer to their home and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.

Evidence suggests that, given the growing availability of diagnostic tools and new treatments suitable for use in primary care, the majority of non-complex DVT patients can be managed in the primary care setting or at home.

During COVID-19 we have adapted the community DVT pathway to meet the unique demands of the pandemic, whilst maintaining quality of care and ensuring patient safety.

Where to access the service

Our pathway for managing uncomplicated DVT in primary care now runs from two GP DVT hubs – Park Road in Wallsend and Marine Avenue in Whitley Bay – who cover patients across the whole of North Tyneside.

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More information about DVT for patients is available here

The Full Guidance for Clinicians is available here