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Anti-coagulation / Warfarin service

The anti-coagulation service is available to anyone living in Medway, or registered with a Medway GP, who is taking long-term (i.e. longer than a year) anticoagulation medication such as Warfarin. NHS logo

This exclusive service, based at the Balmoral Healthy Living Centre, Gillingham, will check your INR level, amend your dosing - if required, and provide help and advice.

What this means to you

The anti-coagulation service will provide a simple one stop shop monitoring service. Instead of a blood sample being taken from you arm, which is then sent off with your yellow book to the pharmacists at the Warfarin clinic at Medway Maritime Hospital, you will have a finger-prick test, which will be immediately analysed using up-to-date technology.

You will be able to attend one of a number of clinics held at GP surgeries and health centres (see map below) near to your home or place of work. Early and late appointments will be available at some of the clinics to allow you to fit your appointment around your work and other commitments.

What you need to do

Every patient will need to attend an initial assessment appointment at the anti-coagulation clinic at Balmoral Healthy Living Centre, Gillingham, as well as explaining how the new service will work, specialist nurses will check your notes with you and will ask about other medication you are taking as this can impact on your dose of anticoagulation medication.

You will then be able to choose which clinic you want to use for your future regular appointments.

To make an appointment please call us on 01634 382856, email us at medch.mas@nhs.net >

All referrals must be completed by a Medway GP or healthcare professional using the online referral form or by post using our downloadable form >

A walk-in anti-coagulation clinic (no appointment necessary) is available at Balmoral Healthy Living Centre, Gillingham (see blue marker on map below for clinic times).

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