Warrington Anticoagulation Service is a Nurse led team managed by the Pharmacy Department with clinical leadership provided by the Consultant Haematologists. We are located in the Anticoagulation Offices in the Appleton wing of Warrington Hospital and Clinic Area C, Halton Hospital.
We provide nearside and remote patient testing for around 3000 registered patients requiring oral anticoagulation therapy with vitamin K antagonists e.g. warfarin, sinthrome. The team offers advice and dose instruction in a variety of settings. To support patient choice, hospital, community and postal/telephone clinics are held Monday-Friday with emergency cover over the weekends and bank holidays.
All new patients should be referred to Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for their 1st appointment. This is to ensure they receive a full new patient counselling session and initiation where appropriate. Following referral, the patient is contacted and an initiation appointment is made.
In addition to our hospital clinics, 6 outreach clinics have been established. Patients indicate their clinic location preference and will regularly attend this location. However clinics run in different locations every day providing flexibility for patients to be seen at their convenience. A postal/telephone clinic is available for patients who are unable to attend clinic.
Domiciliary Service Description
In partnership with district nurses, the Anticoagulation Team provides a home visit service for patients taking oral anticoagulants who are housebound and unable to attend one of the anticoagulant clinics Venous blood samples are taken in the patient’s home, in residential homes or in nursing homes.
The yellow anticoagulation treatment record is returned to the patient by post. Any dosage changes that need immediate communication are phoned to the patient.
Diane Matthew, Chief Pharmacist
Mina McFaul, Principal pharmacist
Janet Dearden, Anticoagulation team leader
Tuesday – Friday each day: 08:30-12:00 13:30-16:00
Tuesday 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00 &
Alternate Thursdays 08:50-11:30
Grappenhall Medical Centre
Monday 09:30-12:00 &
Birchwood Medical Centre
Widnes Resource Centre
Alternate Wednesdays 09:00-12:00
Westbrook Medical Centre
Penketh Health Centre
Alternate Thursdays 09:30-12:00
Stockton Health Medical Centre
Alternate Thursdays 13:30-15:30
Ground Floor, Appleton Wing
All administration enquires: 01925 662026
Fax 01925 662788