Anti-Coagulation is a drug which can prevent life-threatening conditions. However, it can be dangerous if people taking it are not monitored regularly and advised which dose to take. Recent changes have been made to the way we prescribe it.

When a patient requests a prescription for anticoagulation, the doctor must check that the necessary monitoring has been carried out. We can no longer prescribe an anti-coagulation drug “as directed” and the specific dose must be stated on the prescription.

Community Anti-Coagulation clinics

Our patients on anticoagulation drugs are monitored at one of the following community anti-coagulation clinics.

  • Cloister Road Surgery
  • Crown Street Surgery
  • Hill Crest Surgery

However, we do the prescribing with the help of these clinics.

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