4 Information and support for patients

4 Information and support for patients

4.1 Give patients, and their families or carers if appropriate, information about the benefits and risks of VTE prophylaxis.

4.2 Follow the recommendations on giving information and planning for discharge in the NICE guideline on venous thromboembolism in over 16s, including information on alternatives to heparin for patients who have concerns about using animal products.

4.3 Offer patients the opportunity to take part in ongoing clinical trials on COVID-19.