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Pneumatic compression sleeve stockings

Intermittent pneumatic compression sleeve stockings use to reduce DVT risk in stroke care

Clinical champion: Matthew Burn, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


  • Embed intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) technology into stroke units in acute and community hospitals across our region to reduce DVT risk and associated mortality
  • Ensure stroke patients wear IPC sleeves within 72 hours of hospital admission
  • Align regional protocols; promote IPC sleeve use with Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network
  • Capture Stroke Unit participants’ experiences; highlight lessons learned


  • Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • East of England Strategic Clinical Network
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS England
  • NHS Improving Quality
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network

Read more in this case study, October 2015 >