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April 2014

Underpinning research published:

Mahtani KR, Heneghan CJ, Nunan D, Roberts NW. 
Vitamin K for improved anticoagulation control in patients receiving warfarin.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2014(5).

July 2014

Impact:

Anti Coagulation Europe (ACE) (UK) is a charity dedicated to supporting patients who take anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapies. The charity partnered with three other UK charities to form the AntiCoagulation Self-Monitoring Alliance and submitted written evidence, citing the reviews, to the Parliamentary Health Select Committee’s inquiry into the Management of Long-Term Conditions (2014). They cite the 2006 and 2010 systematic reviews on self-monitoring.

Impact:

Anticoagulation services and patient access to INR self-monitoring in the NHS in England - A report by the AntiCoagulation Self-Monitoring Alliance (July 2014) cite the 2006 Lancet review. 

August 2014

Impact:

British Society of Haematology – Patient self‐testing and self‐management of oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists: guidance from the British Committee for Standards in Haematology.

The guidance cites the 2012 Lancet review on self-monitoring. Heneghan invited as co-author of the guideline.