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This information provides guidance on the management of vascular patients across Western Devon during the Covid-19 pandemic. The information is based on the Vascular Society recommendations.
Please call the on-call vascular surgeon (available 24 hours) via University Hospitals Plymouth Switchboard: 01752 202082
Risk factors for face-to-face review will be decided on case by case basis.
Patients can be signposted to the below site for information and advice on these and other common vascular conditions:
All new routine referrals will be clinically triaged and will either be added to a waiting list or, if appropriate, A&G will be given.
Please ensure that a practice-based system is in place to check daily for returning referrals with A&G.
Prior to making a routine referral, please ensure that any appropriate Policy or CRG has been reviewed and that all the suggested investigations and management options have been considered.
Existing new and follow-up routine appointments have been cancelled and changed to telephone / video consultation where appropriate.
Vascular emergencies in the presence of symptoms of COVID 19 will be assessed and tested along hospital guidelines in A&E at Derriford.
Contact the Vascular Surgeon on-call through University Hospitals Plymouth switchboard: 01752 202082
This guideline has been signed off by Vascular at University Hospitals Plymouth on behalf of the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.
Publication date: April 2020Last updated: 06-11-2020