VTE exemplar centres

The Exemplar Centres Network was originally established in 2008 as part of the Chief Medical Officer’s initiative to promote best practice in the prevention of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism. The King’s Thrombosis Centre within King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was identified as the first NHS VTE Exemplar Centre and continues to lead the Network under the direction of Professor Roopen Arya.

Organisations are awarded VTE Exemplar Centre status if they are able to demonstrate that they are delivering best practice as defined by the NICE Quality Standard for VTE prevention (QS3) and are taking an active role in their own local area in relation to disseminating best practice (e.g. hosting VTE study days, educational events, contributing to publications, undertaking research). Our goal is have all NHS acute trusts reach these standards.

VTE exemplar centres

The below are VTE exemplar centres:

  • BMI Healthcare Group
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridge University Hospitals
  • Chelsea and Westminster
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  • Colchester University Hospital
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’
  • King’s Thrombosis Centre
  • Leicester University Hospitals
  • Norfolk and Norwich
  • Oxford University Hospitals
  • Papworth Hospital
  • Plymouth (Derriford Hospital)
  • Portsmouth
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals
  • Salisbury District Hospital
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • South Tyneside
  • Southampton
  • Spire Alexandra Hospital
  • Spire Hospital Southampton
  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Horder Centre
  • The Princess of Wales & Neath Port Talbot Hospitals, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
  • University Hospitals Birmingham