Deep Vein Thrombosis

GP Care's award winning Community Deep Vein Thrombosis ("DVT") Service comprises diagnosis and treatment of potential or actual DVTs.

The Service is wholly primary care based including the provision of: near-patient blood tests at patients' registered practice; same or next day ultrasound scans from community-based locations; and community-based anticoagulation for patients with confirmed DVTs.  When DVT is confirmed, patients can choose to be treated using Direct Oral Anti Coagulants (Rivaroxaban or Apixaban) or Warfarin. This decision is supported by a doctor and every patient's progress is closely monitored, regardless of their treatment choice.

Established in October 2008, the Community DVT Service represents a significant improvement to the previous Patient Pathway and delivers a substantial saving to the NHS.

As a result, most patients who have DVT diagnosed in one of our community clinics avoid hospital entirely.  Instead, they attend a convenient local surgery for their treatment, where appointments run on time and they can expect continuity of staff.

For further information on GP Care's community anticoagulation services please contact us on 0333 332 2101 or email us at


Do you represent a CCG that is paying too much for DVT patients to be diagnosed and treated in hospital?  Why not call us on 0333 332 2100 to discuss how we can help you implement a safe, robust and cost effective Community DVT Service in your area.


Other Information
If you are not satisfied with any aspect of our service, please discuss this directly with the clinician or contact the relevant Service Lead by post at GP Care UK Limited, Christchurch Medical Centre, 2430 - 2440 The Quadrant, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4AQ. Alternatively call us on 0333 332 2100 or email us at

Call us:

0333 332 2101

Patient Feedback

"The service I received from GP Care was excellent, and I was dealt with very efficiently (the nurses were very good).  I think having the service through primary care is fantastic and feel very happy with the treatment I received, thank you."

"Fantastic staff and much nicer than having to attend a big hospital."

"Was treated really well from all staff nurses and doctors and impressed with how it is run. Keep up the good work."

"The Service was excellent and facilities were superb."

"A very pleasant experience of the NHS."

read more