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We are currently still following covid-19 NHS Scotland Guidelines for patient wishing medical advice.  This means the first contact you will have with the surgery is with our health advisors who will triage your call and pass this to the GP.  The GP will then phone you back and if they feel you need to be seen face to face they will give you a time to come to the surgery.  Do not attend earlier as you will be asked to wait outside until your appointment time.  We appreciate this is frustrating, however, our staff are working hard and doing their best to keep everyone safe and we ask you to be respectful of this.  Thank you for your co operation.

Warfarin Monitoring

Warfarin (INR) monitoring is now done in-house at Jedburgh Medical Practice, following the purchase of a “point of care” INR blood testing system. Our investment in new equipment and staff training is providing Warfarin patients with a quicker and more convenient service, while ensuring safe monitoring of Warfarin dosage.

How the New System Works for Warfarin Patients

  • Our Phlebotomist or Practice Nurse will collect your blood sample and insert it into a meter for immediate testing.
  • Your Warfarin result (INR) will then be entered into an electronic reporting programme.
  • Within a few minutes we will be able to advise you about your next dose and your repeat test date. (It is no longer necessary for you to call us later in the day for this information)
  • Abnormal results outwith agreed parameters will still be referred to your GP for action.
  • Appointments for Warfarin testing are available throughout the week with our Phlebotomist or Practice Nurses, and now include a late morning Warfarin testing clinic every morning between 8.30am – 10.45am.
  • As the test involves a fingertip prick, please try to keep your hands warm as it may be difficult to get a blood specimen if they are cold.

Warfarin Patients Monitored at Home by District Nurses

As these patients cannot attend at the Health Centre, District Nurses will continue to take blood samples and send them the BGH Laboratory via courier. Results will be reviewed by Jedburgh Medical Practice clinical staff and conveyed by us to patients.

 
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