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Staffordshire Thrombosis and Anticoagulation service

Staffordshire Thrombosis and Anticoagulation service team

Welcome to the Staffordshire Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Centre (STAC)

The centre provides a one-stop service for diagnosis and treatment of DVT and for patients requiring anticoagulation.

The centre is located in the Trent Building at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Patients referred with suspected DVT attend the Ambulatory Emergency Centre (AEC)  located in the Trent Building (opposite the Acute medical Unit). For contact numbers, opening times and a location map please click here.

Following clinical assessment and diagnostic testing, those with confirmed DVT are transferred directly to our anticoagulation service.

Patients from Leek with suspected DVT can also be referred to the Leek Moorlands Hospital , Ashbourne Road, Leek, ST13 5BQ, telephone 01538487104).


In addition, we provide the following services for our patients:

•Investigation for thrombophilia or occult malignancy if indicated

•Anticoagulation for patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), heart valves and other indications

•INR monitoring and warfarin dosing service via 40 community clinics

•Specialist clinics for new (direct) oral anticoagulants

•Thrombosis Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) for complex patients

•Regular/annual review and reassessment of patients on long-term anticoagulation therapy

•Providing guidance, advice and support to patients and clinicians​

Report a major bleeding problem due to anticoagulation

In case of major bleeding or injury, call 999 and attend A&E (24hrs)

Report minor bleeding

To seek advice (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm), please call us on 01782671633


  • contact your GP
  • Attend AEC (8am-8pm) or A&E (out of hours)​

For anticoagulation clinical advice

  • Telephone 01782671633 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

    To alter your appointment or inform us of change of address:

  • Telephone: 01782674252 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

For patient information booklets and leaflets, please click here click here

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Patient information leaflets

Diseases and diagnosis

•Atrial Fibrillation

•Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

•Pulmonary embolism (PE)

•Mechanical heart valve & thrombosis


Treatment & medications







•Surgery & Anticoagulation​

Dr D Chandra (Director)
Dr Zia Din (Lead AEC)

Lead Clinical Nurse
Sandra Butters

Anticoagulation Service Manager
Mrs Amanda Pointon

Professional Lead Nurse
Dr Angela Salmon

Medical Secretary
Sarah Sigley

Data Manager
Karen Yarwood​

Staffordshire Thrombosis & Anticoagulation Centre
Based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital
Trent Building Royal Stoke University Hospital Newcastle Road Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6QG

Staffordshire Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Centre (STAC) A one stop service for diagnosis and treatment of DVT and Anticoagulation
Telephone Number: 01782 674252
Fax Number: 08442 448577
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.30pm

Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AEC) High quality care unit improving patient flow through emergency pathways
Telephone Number: 01782 671700
GP Referrals: 01782 671500
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 8.00am-8.00pm
Referrals are accepted into the unit 8.00am-5.00pm

Acute Medical Unit (AMU) Ensuring emergency patients are cared for in the right place at the right time
Telephone Number: 01782 676090
 Ward 120 - AMU (male side) 01782 676120
 Ward 121 - AMU (female side) 01782 676121
Referral Fax Number: 08442 448271
Opening Times: Seven day service 8.00am-8.00pm
Visiting Times & Restrictions: 3.00pm-5.00pm and 6.00pm-8.00pm

To report anticoagulation-associated bleeding

Call the STAC nursing team: 01782671633 or


To refer for  Suspected DVT

Suspected DVT referrals telephone AEC: 01782671700

Refer for anticoagulation

Please send completed referral form to STAC

Warfarin referral form

Dalteparin referral form

If your form is electronic, please submit via email