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The VTE team

We are delighted to announce that the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been “Commended” for their work at the Anticoagualtion Achievement Awards in the category for “The best work in prevention of hospital acquired thrombosis” held on 10 October 2018.

The awards were hosted by Lyn Brown MP and part of World Thrombosis Day, a global movement to reduce the leading cause of preventable cardiovascular death. The award was presented to the VTE team by Professor Roopen Arya, VTE National Lead and Director of Thrombosis at Kings College Hospital.

Sue Tranka, Chief Nurse and Dr David Fluck, Medical Director said, “We are very proud of our VTE team and absolutely delighted with their achievement of this award. It is testament to their dedication and innovation to improving patient safety. Their commitment has been recognized by the national award, which highlights not only their passion in improving awareness of VTE, but also translating this into tangible benefits for patient who may be at risk.”

In presenting the award, Professor Arya also commented, “This Trust has clearly demonstrated that using innovative and creative methods for information and education sharing highlights VTE prevention in a positive and impactful way.”

The Anticoagulation Achievement Awards recognise outstanding practice in the delivery of anticoagulation services across the UK. The awards are made to teams and individuals across secondary, primary and community services who can demonstrate innovation and excellence in delivering anticoagulation services, resources or individual leadership.


Pictured above from left to right: Dr Tanya Bernard (Consultant Haematologist), Rebecca Bushby (Lead Nurse VTE Prevention), Sasha Light (VTE Prevention Nurse)


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