The educational materials in this project have been developed by members of three award winning and pioneering CAT services across the UK:

  • The Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) Nurse-Led Incidental Pulmonary Embolism (IPE) Pathway
  • The Dedicated Haematology CAT Service for Thrombosis and Anticoagulation at Royal United Hospitals (RUH) in Bath
  • The Swansea Bay University Health Board (UHB) CAT Service

The knowledge and lessons learnt from developing these services guided the CATNAP project. All three services point to the pivotal role that Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) can play in the development of such services across the NHS.

From September 2021 to July 2022 during monthly meetings, the CATNAP team identified the required competencies and training needs of AHPs, formulated aims/objectives for the training programme and established where the information provided to patients could be improved.

Existing material (e.g. ISTH Academy and online risk scores) were reviewed and recommendations, links and access were incorporated into the training materials, accordingly.

The patient information leaflet has been reviewed by the Trans Humber Consumer Research Panel, an NIHR INVOLVE patient and public involvement group.