Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Service

This Community Nurse led Service provides a quick, easily accessible service for all GP’s within Luton NHS area to refer patients who they suspect may have a DVT.

Who can use the service

Anyone aged 18 and above who is registered with a Luton GP and that meet the referral criteria for assessment of suspected DVT at the Luton Treatment Centre.

The service is provided from:

The Luton Treatment Centre
Vestry Close
Luton
LU1 1AR

Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm - for assessment of suspected DVT.

An on-call nurse is available to administer Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) on the weekend and bank holidays for patients that require an ultrasound scan to confirm/exclude a DVT.  This service is provided between an agreed time with the patient between 10am and 12noon on Saturday and Sunday at the weekend and also the bank holidays.  

Click on the links below patient information leaflets which you may find helpful.
0438 - DVT Clinic Information Leaflet
0613 - Deep Vein Thrombosis  
0614 - Discharge Advice

Service provided include:

  • a dedicated mobile number for the use of Luton GPs who need advice about referral criteria
  • a same day appointment for patients referred by GPs with suspected DVTs
  • if a DVT cannot be excluded via the D.Dimer blood test at Luton Treatment Centre, patients will be referred to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital for an Ultrasound scan.  All patients are offered the appropriate treatment following the scan.

Referrals to this service can be made by:

  • GPs only

Contact details:

Sarah Munroe / Rachel Kremer
Community Nurse Specialist's Anticoagulation
Tel:  0333 405 0040     Mob:  07890 011349 (DVT dedicated mobile)

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