The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence has published new guidance for the month of January 2010.
There is one guidance document that has an impact in primary care. The clinical guideline for venous thromboembolism - reducing the risk (QRG) has been updated. The scope of the previous guideline has been extended to cover all patients being admitted to hospital. This may be of relevance to primary care clinicians who may be asked to prescribe or administer continued treatment following discharge.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of this updated guideline. It is a useful resource to those involved in the provision of preventative treatments for venous thromboembolism.