Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) Initiation & Monitoring

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Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) Initiation & Monitoring

The aims of the DOACs Initiation & Monitoring service are to:

  • improve patient access to safe and effective anticoagulation initiation through collaboration between the patient’s GP and a Consultant anticoagulation specialist;
  • offer a cost-effective, standardised and clinically effective service for Camden patients who need a DOAC;
  • support innovation in anticoagulation therapy, using the availability of new therapies, in line with local and national guidance, and develop existing anticoagulation services in the community, improving outcomes and patient experience, and reducing costs and inequality of anticoagulation service provision.

Specification Document

Universal Offer Service Specification 2020/21

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Appendix 01: Roles and Responsibilities

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Appendix 02: Competency Assessment for Healthcare Professionals

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Appendix 03: Clinical Governance

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Appendix 04: Readiness Assurance Checklist

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Appendix 05: Business Continuity Plan

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Appendix 06: Management of Patients with Out-of-range INR

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Appendix 07: DNA – Pathway

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Appendix 08: Patient Information Leaflet

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Appendix 9: Transfer Pathway from Royal Free Anticoagulant Clinic

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Appendix 10: Warfarin Counselling Checklist

PDF, 278.25 KB

Appendix 11: Warfarin Sensitivity

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Appendix 12: Use of CoaguChek XS Plus & XS Pro for Capillary INRs

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Appendix 13: Guide for Use of CoaguChek XS Pro

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Appendix 14: Duplicate Handling Procedure DAWN

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Appendix 15: Incident Form

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Appendix 16: Annual Review of Patients Template

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Appendix 17: Bridging Request Form

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Appendix 18: DOAC Counselling Checklist

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Appendix 19: DOAC Prescribing Support

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Appendix 20: Warfarin Specification

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Appendix 21: RFH Training Presentations for DOACs 2017

ZIP, 4.25 MB

Appendix 22: Virtual MDT DOAC Clinic Instructions for GPs – v.4 Nov 2017

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Last updated: May 28th, 2020
Review date: Apr 1st, 2021