Need to book an appointment?
The Bromley GP Alliance Community Anticoagulation Service provides INR (International normalised ratio) testing which is undertaken by taking a finger prick blood test and by using near patient testing (NPT) equipment to test the blood. The INR measures how long the patients’ blood takes to clot and is used in patients taking Anticoagulants, blood thinning drugs used to treat and prevent blood clots and provide anticoagulant drug dosing to the patient.
The Anticoagulation service operates Monday to Saturday with an out of hours service on Sundays and Bank Holidays for emergency patients.
The service is accessed via booked appointments with urgent appointments available on the same day for patients.
Where clinically appropriate BGPA intends to switch existing warfarin patients onto Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) and continue the reduction of patients on warfarin over time following NICE guidance.
How do I get an appointment?
All appointments are made through the NHS Electronic Referral Service (ERS). In order to get a referral, you will need to see your GP who will decide if it is clinically necessary and if the Anticoagulation Service is the most appropriate service for your condition. You will then be able to choose your location and an available time and date to suit you.