17/18 sees the launch of DOAC initiation in the Universal Offer recognising the DOACs are now a preferred choice for many patients over warfarin. Training on DOAC initiation will be delivered this year in addition to the launch of a virtual anitcoagulation MDT clinic where clinicians can seek anticoagulation advice.

Specific clinical information relating to warfarin and DOACs is available on the Anticoagulation page of the Universal Offer. A new NCL referral form for DOAC or Warfarin has been devised for those patients that still require a secondary care service.