Anticoagulation and Deep Vein Thrombosis service
Our Anticoagulation and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) service is a nurse led, run through outpatient appointments. The Anticoagulation service sees ‘new’ patients requiring anticoagulation treatments for conditions such as Atrial Fibrillation (AF), Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism (PE), heart valves and other patient conditions for patients at risk of thrombosis.
The DVT service is a nurse led diagnostic assessment service. Our patients with DVT symptoms who have presented to ED or their GP will be referred to this service for assessment and Doppler scanning if required.
Key telephone numbers
Anticoagulation 01708 435000 ext 3350
DVT Service 01708 435000 ext 6216
Reception: 01708 435000 ext 3352
Cancel or changing your appointment: 01708 435000 ext 3352
What type of treatments are avaliable in our service?
We provide a range of treatments to our patients, including Warfarin, Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) and the newer oral anticoagulants (NOAC). Patients are initiated on different anticoagulant treatments; this is mainly due to whether the drug of choice is appropriate for their condition.
Preparing for your appointment
Anticoagulation clinic – ‘New’ patient clinic. Our patients will be required to bring all their medications with them to this appointment, including prescribed medications and any medications purchased over the counter. ‘New’ patients will need to have a blood test, a blood test form will be provided with their appointment letter.
Warfarin follow up clinic – Our patients need to bring their warfarin ‘yellow’ recording book to all of their follow up appointments.
DVT service – Our patients are referred to this service via their GP and will need to bring their GP referral letter and a list of prescribed medications as well as any medications purchased over the counter.
Outpatients Team 3 and Four
Rom Valley Way
- DVT Service runs from Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Warfarin follow up clinic runs every Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning
- NOAC follow up clinic runs every Monday and Friday afternoon
Our Lead nurse / AHP is Lindsey Wood, Clinical Nurse Manager Anticoagulation/DVT Services
Referring patients to nurse-led anticoagulant and nurse-led DVT services
We only accept new patient referrals from Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge GPs. New patient referrals need to be made from the Electronic Referral System (ERS) only. Posted referrals will be sent back to the GP.
All new patient referrals must be on a GP referral letter with all GP details clearly on the head of the letter. No other referrals will be accepted.
If referrals are from other Trusts please contact 01708435000 ext. 3352 for more details.