East Lancashire DVT Service

Our DVT Service is an innovative collaboration between Primary Care and Secondary Care.

We provide a ‘one stop shop’ including same day clinical assessment, investigations i.e. bloods tests, Doppler venous US  scan and initiation of appropriate treatment, if required, for all patients referred to our service.

Our clinic is run by highly trained doctors, Nurses, Vascular Sonographers


Our working hours

Monday to Friday, 8 am till 8 pm (we accept referrals from 8 am till 5:30 pm)


Where to find us

We are based at

Burnley General Teaching Hospital

Area 1

Main Outpatient Department

Casterton Avenue


BB10 2PQ


Our sister clinic is based at

Roe Lee Surgery

367 Whalley New Road




How to access the service

We accept referrals from all GP surgeries, physiotherapy clinics, Podiatry clinics, urgent care centres, accident and emergency departments and local out of hours Primary care service providers.

Patients with suspected DVT are advised to seek urgent medical help through your local GP surgery during their working hours or through other appropriate services during out of hours.


Service Leads and key staff members

Dr Ian Timson is Service lead for our East Lancashire DVT service

Dr Irfan Zafar is Service lead for Blackburn DVT Service

Service Manager: Mrs Sheila Whiteoak

DVT Administrator: Ms Lindsay Slater


Useful contact details

Tel: 01254 618009

Fax: 01254 618001

Email bwd-elancs.dvtservice@nhs.net