INR Campaign News

19 Feb 2013

19/02/13 - Medical News Today – MPs, clinicians and patients are uniting to drive change for patients on long-term warfarin

A simple self-monitoring test could reduce the risk of stroke by half in thousands of people who currently take warfarin to prevent blood clots. Better access to self-monitoring of international normalized ratio (INR) levels, which measures how long it takes blood to form a clot, could also lower mortality rates by nearly two fifths,[1] reduce the number of complications […]

13 Feb 2013

13/02/13 - The Yorkshire Times – “Give Vital Screening Test To All Babies” Says Children’s Heart Charity

Pulse Oximetry is a test carried out using a small device which measures the oxygen levels in the blood. Currently some mothers receive this test after childbirth, but their children do not necessarily receive the test as well. This is despite an overwhelming amount of evidence which points to the possible benefits of doing the […]

12 Feb 2013

12/02/13 - Virendra Sharma MP -I support the AntiCoagulation Self-Monitoring Alliance (ACSMA) campaign

I give my full support and commitment to continue with supporting the AntiCoagulation Self-Monitoring Alliance (ACSMA) campaign, to increase access to self-monitoring via prescription for patients on long-term warfarin. I believe if patients are able to choose self-monitoring, then this would contribute in improving the quality of their care.  ACSMA comprises four of the UK’s leading […]

11 Feb 2013

11/02/13 - Mature News – Simple home test can halve the risk of stroke and cut the risk of death for thousands of patients on warfarin therapy

MPs, clinicians and patients are uniting to drive change for patients on long-term warfarin A simple self-monitoring test could reduce the risk of stroke by half in thousands of people who currently take warfarin to prevent blood clots. Better access to self-monitoring of international normalized ratio (INR) levels, which measures how long it takes blood […]

08 Feb 2013

08/02/13 - PR Newswire – Simple Home Test Can Halve the Risk of Stroke and Cut the Risk of Death for Thousands of Patients on Warfarin Therapy

LONDON, February 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – MPs, clinicians and patients are uniting to drive change for patients on long-term warfarin A simple self-monitoring test could reduce the risk of stroke by half in thousands of people who currently take warfarin to prevent blood clots. Better access to self-monitoring of international normalized ratio (INR) levels, which […]

8 Feb 2013

08/02/13 - Andrew Gwynne MP – GWYNNE UNITES WITH patients and clinicians on warfarin therapy

Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish and Shadow Minister of State for Health, this week launched a campaign by the AntiCoagulation Self-Monitoring Alliance (ACSMA) to increase access to self-monitoring via prescription for patients on long-term warfarin. There are more than 1.2 million people in the UK on warfarin with approximately 1,690 of these in […]

07 Feb 2013

07/02/13 - 6 February 2013 – Parliamentary Launch of INR Campaign

Katherine who has used an INR for many years, and her mum Rachel, both spoke in Parliament for CHF at the launch of the ACSMA INR machine campaign. The event had patients, nurses, doctors, NHS staff, Members of Parliament and Peers in attendance. Shadow Health Minister Andrew Gwynne also spoke at the reception in support […]

07 Nov 2012

07/11/12 - Andrew Gwynne MP – SUPPORTING GREATER CHOICE for patients to self-monitor

Andrew Gwynne is lending his support to a new campaign aimed at giving long-term warfarin patients greater choice in the management of their condition. The AntiCoagulation Self Monitoring Alliance (ACSMA) officially launched its campaign at a parliamentary reception in Westminster. There are more than 1.2 million people in the UK on warfarin, but fewer than […]

30 Oct 2012

30/10/12 - Children’s Heart Federation joins campaign for access to INR machines

CHF with a number of other national charities has formed The Anti-Coagulation Self-Monitoring Alliance (ACSMA). The Alliance is campaigning to see greater access, via prescription, to INR self-monitoring technology for children on warfarin. The alliance is also seeking to raise awareness of the benefits of self-monitoring and aims to ensure that families are better equipped […]

17 Oct 2012

17/10/12 - Children’s Heart Federation and new alliance launch campaign for greater access to INR self-monitoring

The countdown starts today to the launch of a new campaign aimed at giving long-term warfarin patients greater choice in the management of their condition. The campaign will be launch in the House of Commons on the 24th October 2012 The Children’s Heart Federation has supported children with heart conditions and their families for almost […]