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New guide to help vascular teams resume surgery past the COVID-19 peak

Guidance on resuming vascular surgery in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic has been issued by the national body for joint working in vascular services across England. The National Joint Vascular Implementation (NJVI) Board, which is chaired by Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) clinical lead Professor Mike Horrocks and Dr Michael Gregory, NHS England’s […]

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Four trusts gain Veteran Aware accreditation in the lead-up to Armed Forces Day

As the UK prepares to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday (June 27), four more trusts have gained formal accreditation from the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) for their commitment to improving care for veterans, reservists and members of the armed forces community. Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Mersey Care […]

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Thrombosis survey deadline extended to gather COVID-19 data

A survey on rates of thrombosis in England’s hospitals has been extended to help capture and learn from data on increased venous thrombosis in COVID-19 patients. The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Thrombosis Survey was launched in 2019 to gather information on hospital-acquired thrombosis (HAT), with the aim of determining how many cases might […]