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December 2016: ACSMA Campaign Update

Dear supporter, It has been a busy year for ACSMA and the campaign to secure wider access to self-monitoring technology for people on long-term warfarin anticoagulation therapy. Building on the 2014 success of positive NICE guidance for two coagulometers, in …
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NICE Quality Standard recommend…….

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today published a Quality Standard (QS) for atrial fibrillation (AF) services and care. The QS recommends that adult patients with AF who are taking a long-term vitamin K antagonist (warfarin) …
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Pledge your support – Scotland Public Petition

CALL FOR A NATIONAL SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL The petitioner is calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to implement a national service delivery model for warfarin patients who request the option to self-test or self-manage their condition. …
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NICE Publishes tools and resources to support guidance implementation

ACSMA has welcomed new tools and resources from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) designed to help Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) adopt recent NICE recommendations for two INR self-monitoring devices. News item_NICE publishes tools and resources to …
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ACSMA – Talk to your Health Care Professional about INR Self-Monitoring:

Is self-monitoring your INR right for you? How do you start the conversation with your GP or Healthcare professional? Find out by downloading our latest fact sheet that you can take to your next appointment. Download the full document here: …
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ACSMA Campaign Progress

Over the last few months ACSMA’s campaign has had a number of significant developments: the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) diagnostics guidance recommending the use of self-monitoring technology and the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee …
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ACSMA Fact Sheet

Reimbursement of INR self-monitoring devices (coagulometers) and disposable test strips: 1. Do I have to pay for the disposable test strips? The disposable test strips are available on NHS prescription and can be prescribed by your GP. If you pay for …
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ACSMA welcomes new NICE guidance for self-monitoring devices

ACSMA has today welcomed new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which recommends two self-monitoring devices for NHS use by people on long-term warfarin therapy. NICE has recommended the CoaguChek XS system and the INRatio2 …
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CCG Freedom of Information – Executive summary

During the course of ACSMA’s campaign, it has become clear that, while Government and Ministers were supportive of self-monitoring and patient self-management of long-term conditions more broadly, this was not necessarily being translated into action by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) …
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Take a ‘SelfieChek’ to raise awareness of the benefits of self-monitoring

Raising the awareness of self-monitoring warfarin levels is one of ACSMA’s main priorities and a  Facebook campaign has been launched by Roche Diagnostics Ltd to help achieve that. The ‘SelfieChek’ Facebook page encourages you to post a selfie and learn …
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