Services Database Monitoring Anticoagulation Medication (Eastern & Coastal Kent Area)

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This service allows the pharmacy contractor to provide an anticoagulation monitoring service using the appropriate recommended CoaguChek monitor and the approved monitoring IT software (DAWN or INR Star).

This service is available to any stable and non-complex patient (as determined by secondary care specialists) registered with an NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent GP, including housebound patients.

Access routes to this service are dependent on the provision, by the patient, of the Anticoagulant Care Record (Yellow Book). This must be completed with patient’s name, address, date of birth, GP, individual haemophilia centre number, relevant blood test results and dosing schedule from the nominated blood testing clinic.  Also to be included are name and contact details of the clinic, name of anticoagulant, condition requiring treatment, target INR, intended duration of treatment and date treatment commenced.

This service Is for a monitoring service only. A separate service is available for the provision of an associated dispensing service.

Please note, this service has now been decommissioned.

Location of service

Kent LPC


NHS England

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Source of funding

NHS England

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This service is available in the Eastern & Coastal Kent area only.