Patients screened for blood clots

PUBLISHED: 10:00 31 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:39 25 May 2010

WESTON General Hospital has won support for screening incoming patients for blood clots.

WESTON General Hospital has won support for screening incoming patients for blood clots.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has issued guidelines recommending all people admitted to hospital be tested for the condition, which kills 25,000 people a year.

NHS South West has been leading the way in the initiative and has been recognised nationally for its work.

Medical director at South West Strategic Health, Dr Mike Durkin, said: "This new guidance is great news and sets out exactly what we have been working on here in the South West.

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