Who is the service for?
For patients who require monitoring of their anticoagulant therapy who have been referred by their GP or other healthcare professional.
What does the service provide?
The service provides outpatient and community clinics for patients to attend to have point of care blood tests for International Ratio (INR) which determines the dose of the anticoagulant drug between blood tests.
Who will patients meet while under your department/service’s care?
Patients will meet anticoagulant specialist nurses and other clinics nurses in an outpatient or community clinic setting.
When is the service available?
The Service is contactable 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.
Where is the service provided?
Clinics are held at North Manchester General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary and in 34 community locations across Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, North, Central and South Manchester.
Department Contact details:
0161 720 4772 – Manchester Service
01706 517446 – Rochdale Service
Where applicable patients should always bring their personal yellow anticoagulant record book issued when first prescribed anticoagulants and must always carry their alert card.
Trust Lead Anticoagulant Specialist Nurse – Betty Brough