The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. NICE guidance, advice, quality standards and information services for health, public health and social care. Guidance also contains resources to help maximise use of evidence and guidance.
This guideline (NG89) covers assessing and reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE or blood clots) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in people aged 16 and over in hospital. It aims to help healthcare professionals identify people most at risk and describes interventions that can be used to reduce the risk of VTE.