VTE Risk Assessment 2014/15

This section of the website provides information on the number and proportion of admitted adult patients in England who have been risk assessed for VTE in 2014/15 (April 2014 to March 2015).

Note: Revised data for Quarter 1, 2 and 3 2014/15 were published on 4 December 2015. The commentaries and press notices for the quarters have not been revised as the changes had a small impact on national figures.

Note: NHS England intends to reduce the frequency of publication from monthly to quarterly with effect from April 2015.
(Providers will still be required to collect data on VTE risk assessments monthly; however, they will not need to submit all three months data until the end of the quarter).


The data collection was first made mandatory from June 2010, and data have been published quarterly from the first full quarters data (July-September 2010).

The data collection asks for three items of information:
1. Number of adults admitted as inpatients in the month who have been risk assessed for VTE on admission to hospital using the criteria in the National VTE Risk Assessment Tool
2. Total number of adult inpatients admitted in the month
3. Calculated from (1) and (2), the percentage of adult hospital admissions, admitted within the month assessed for risk of VTE on admission
Trusts are required to upload their data on VTE risk assessment onto Unify2 and signed off no later than 20 working days after the month end.


New nationally-mandated Quality Requirements, with associated financial consequences, have been introduced in relation to VTE assessment (previously a national CQUIN indicator) in the 2014/15 NHS Standard Contract. Technical guidance can be found in the link and documents below:

NHS Standard Contract 2014/15 – Technical Guidance

Guidance on the data revisions policy can be found in the Statistics Code of Practice compliance section:
UNIFY Revisions Policy – October 2014

2014/15 Data

Quarter 4 2014/15 Data (January, February, March 2015; released 5 June 2015; originally revised 4th December 2015)

VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter-4-2014-15-Revised (XLS, 111KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter-4-2014-15-Revised (CSV 48KB)
Superseded; Q4 2014/15 Data (originally released 5 June 2015)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter 4-2014-15 (XLS, 60KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter 4-2014-15 (CSV, 48KB)

February 2015 Data (released 1 May 2015)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-February-2015-Data (XLS, 35KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-February-2015-Data (CSV, 26KB)

January 2015 Data (released 2 April 2015)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-January-2015-Data (XLS, 34KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-January-2015-Data (CSV, 28KB)

Quarter 3 2014/15 Data (October, November, December 2014; originally revised 1 May 2015, and then 4th December 2015)

VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter-3-2014-15-Revised (XLS, 234KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter-3-2014-15-Revised (CSV, 49KB)
Superseded; Q3 2014/15 Data (originally released 6 March 2015)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter 3-2014-15 (XLS, 61KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter 3-2014-15 (CSV, 47KB)

November 2014 Data (released 6 February 2015)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-November-2014-Data (XLS, 35KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-November-2014-Data (CSV, 28KB)

October 2014 Data (released 9 January 2015)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-October-2014-Data (XLS, 35KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-October-2014-Data (CSV, 28KB)

Quarter 2 2014/15 (July, August, September 2014; originally revised 1 May 2015, and then 4th December 2015)

VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter-2-2014-15-Revised (XLS, 110KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter-2-2014-15-Revised (CSV, 46KB)
Superseded; Q2 2014/15 Data (originally released 5 December 2014)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter 2-2014-15 (XLS, 60KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter 2-2014-15 (CSV, 50KB)

August 2014 Data (revised data published with Q2 2014/15 data)
Superseded; August 2014 Data (originally released 7 November 2014)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-August-2014-Data (XLS, 34KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-August-2014-Data (CSV, 29KB)

July 2014 Data (revised data published with Q2 2014/15  data)
Superseded; July 2014 Data (originally revised 7 November 2014)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-July-2014-Data-revised (XLS, 79KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-July-2014-Data-revised (CSV, 28KB)

Superseded; July 2014 Data (originally released 3 October 2014)
VTE-Press-Notice- July-2014 (PDF, 30KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-July-2014-Data (XLS, 80KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-July-2014-Data (CSV, 29KB)
VTE-Pre-Release-Access-List-July-2014 (PDF, 19KB)

Quarter 1 2014/15 (April, May, June 2014; revised 1 May 2015)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Q1-2014-15- May Revisions (XLS, 106KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Q1-2014-15- May Revisions (CSV, 49KB)
Superseded; Q1 2014/15  (originally revised 5 September 2014, and then 4th December 2015)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter-1-2014-15-Revised (XLS, 108KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Quarter-1-2014-15-Revised (CSV,51KB)
Superseded; Q1 2014/15  (originally released 5 September 2014)
VTE-Commentary-Q1-2014-15 (PDF,337KB)
VTE-Press-Notice-Q1-2014-15 (PDF, 32KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Q1-2014-15-Data (XLS,103KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-Q1-2014-15-Data (CSV,51KB)
VTE-Pre-Release-Access-List-Q1-2014-15 (PDF,19KB)

May 2014 Data (revised data published with Q1 2014/15)
Superseded; May 2014 Data (originally released 1 August 2014)
VTE-Press-Notice- May-2014 (PDF, 29KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-May-2014-Data (XLS, 85KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-May-2014-Data (CSV, 29KB)
VTE-Pre-Release-Access-List-May-2014 (PDF, 19KB)

April 2014 Data (revised data published with Q1 2014/15)
Superseded; April 2014 Data (originally released 4 July 2014)
VTE-Press-Notice- April-2014 (PDF, 29KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-April-2014-Data (XLS, 81KB)
VTE-Risk-Assessment-April-2014-Data (CSV, 29KB)
VTE-Pre-Release-Access-List-April-2014 (PDF,19KB)

Contact Us
You can obtain further details about the statistics published in this section or send in your comments by emailing the team at the address below.
Email: england.vte@nhs.net