Anticoagulant Service – North Manchester

Anticoagulant Service – North Manchester

The Anticoagulant Service is a nurse-led community service which is responsible for the monitoring and management of people who take oral anticoagulant (blood thinning) drugs. The service supports patients with specialist advice on all issues related to anticoagulant therapies.

Referrals to this service are made by a GP or healthcare professional.

Support patients with anticoagulant specialist nurses and other clinics nurses in an outpatient or community clinic setting.

For patients who require monitoring of their anticoagulant therapy who have been referred by their GP or other healthcare professional.

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.

Referred by GP or other healthcare professional.

Contact information

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.

Manchester Service: 0161 720 4772
Rochdale Service: 01706 517446

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

Where applicable patients should always bring their personal yellow anticoagulant record book issued when first prescribed anticoagulants and must always carry their alert card.