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National VTE Prevention Programme

Frankie, 1 December 2014

The NHS England National VTE Prevention Programme has worked in partnership with Health Education England to develop a comprehensive suite of elearning modules aimed at Primary Care, undergraduates and commissioners.

Launched at the recent Patient First Conference on 26 November 2014, the VTE elearning programme sets out to raise awareness of the need for all healthcare professionals to recognize the signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and the levers that can be used to drive best practice when it comes to VTE prevention and improved outcomes for patients.

The National VTE Prevention Programme has also signed up former England International Goalkeeper Paul Robinson to help raise awareness of VTE after he followed a near fatal blood clot on his lung last year. The video in which Paul speaks about his experience has been produced in partnership with NHS Choices and illustrates why ongoing VTE education is so important. Speaking about its release, Paul Robinson said:

“I hope that me telling my story really makes people think and that it helps even a few.”

The elearning modules are freely accessible to anyone with an NHS email address via the elearning for healthcare website:

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