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What we do

Specially trained pharmacists offer blood testing and manage anticoagulation medicine doses through a network of pharmacies across Brighton and Hove.

Why we do it

To help people using anticoagulation medicine such as warfarin to access monitoring and care more easily so they can receive the most appropriate doses and treatment for their needs.

Who we do it for

People who are registered with a GP in Brighton and Hove and are using anticoagulation medicines such as warfarin.

We help to deliver the Community Pharmacy Anticoagulation Management Service (CPAMS) for Boots UK in partnership with pharmacies across Brighton and Hove.

The most commonly used anticoagulant in the UK is warfarin. If you are taking warfarin, or any other anticoagulant, your clotting times need to be carefully monitored to ensure the treatment you are receiving is appropriate.

To do this, you must have a regular blood test called an INR test. INR stands for International Normalised Ratio. This is a standard test that measures how long it takes for your blood to clot.

The Community Pharmacy Anticoagulation Management Service (CPAMS) offers INR blood tests at pharmacies across Brighton and Hove and can help you to manage anticoagulation medication used to prevent harmful blood clots forming in your blood.

How can I access the service?

The service is available in a number of pharmacies in Brighton and Hove – use the map below to find the one nearest to you. A specially trained pharmacist will carry out the blood test and will discuss the results with you.

The results will be used to determine the correct dosage of medicine you need to take. Your GP will be aware of the results of your test and any subsequent changes to your medication.

How we use your information

Find out how your records are used by the service, and how you can get in touch if you have a query about your information.

Further information

CPAMS - Referral Guidelines

CPAMS - Referral Form

CPAMS - Referral Form (EMIS Web)

CPAMS - Referral Form - (S1)

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