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 was delivered in 2017, in addition to the launch of a virtual anticoagulation MDT clinic, where clinicians can seek anticoagulation advice. View instructions for using the virtual clinic.

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