Education and Professional Development



 A wide range of e-learning modules on topics including on VTE, freely available to NHS staff.


University of Hertfordshire

Anticoagulation for Healthcare Professionals

This course explores the key factors influencing anticoagulation management. It is a nationally recognised course and has been running successfully since 2001. It runs over 7 days and students have the option of gaining credits towards further qualifications. Click on the title to link to the website.

University of Birmingham

 Patient Self-Monitoring of Oral Anticoagulation

To provide an educational framework for health professionals requiring the tools for training patients in self-testing or management of oral anticoagulation: One day course.

 Anticoagulant Management in Primary Care

The course aims to enable autonomous practice in dealing with fundamental and more complex problems of oral anticoagulation management. This course consists of pre course learning, 3 days of lectures, seminars, facilitated group discussions and practical workshops.

Oral Anticoagulation Management for Health Care Assistants and Assistant Practitioners

This 1 day course provides a basic knowledge of point of care (POC) devices including blood testing technique and quality control for oral anticoagulation management in primary care, through a series of lectures and workshops.   

 Management of DVT and Pulmonary Embolism within primary care

 Wednesday 10th June 2015 (09:00-16:30)

Course summary

This one day course aims to provide knowledge on the diagnosis and management of DVT and PE with an emphasis on a primary care setting. It will also inform on major developments around VTE prevention for patients admitted to hospital and discuss why it is relevant in primary care.