Pharmacy Service

How does it work?

  • The patient visits your pharmacy
  • Has a finger prick blood test
  • The results are automatically transferred to INR Online
  • The computer recommends a dose and prints out a calendar
  • The results are sent to the GP.
  • The patient receives an email reminder for the next test

What do I need?

  • You need to contact your portfolio manager for your DHB and complete the expression of interest form. You may need to contact DHB shared services for full details.
  • In considering participation ensure you have sufficient space and facilities to provide the service
  • Discuss the option with your local GPs and provide the GPs with information.

 

How to get started?

  • If selected to provide the service at least two pharmacists from your pharmacy will need to attend a training course to gain accreditation. Contact the Pharmaceutical Society for more information
  • Training will provide  information about warfarin,  dose adjustments, measuring the INR with the CoaguChek  and using  INR Online.
  • All pharmacists must be accredited before they can offer the service.