Anti-Coagulation Services

Who is the service for?

Patients who require monitoring of their anticoagulant treatment are referred by their GP or by a hospital consultant.

What does the service provide?

The service provides 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?

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 each of the hospitals ( except Royal Oldham and Fairfield - Bury) and in 30 community locations across, Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, North Central and South Manchester.

Department contact details

0161 720 4772 – Manchester Service

01706 517446  – Rochdale Service

Practical information

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

Useful links

Hughes Syndrome Foundation
APS Support UK website is your online resource for information about antiphospholipid syndrome.

AntiCoagulation Lifeblood

Thrombosis UK

Key staff/consultants

Trust Lead Anticoagulant Specialist Nurse

Betty Brough