Petition: A National Service Delivery Model for Warfarin Patients
"Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to implement a National Service Delivery Model to ensure that all NHS boards have the resources to assess warfarin patients who request (i.e. self-present) for self-testing and/or self- management their condition."
Closing Date for Online Petition: 04 May 2015
About the petition:
Two congenital heart patients, Mary Hemphill and Ian Reid, have set up a public petition to help warfarin users self manage their conditions.
They are seeking to enable patients like themselves to be able to test their blood at home and adjust drug dosages using a portable device.
At the moment, patients must visit their GP or go to hospital to submit a blood sample, with the results analysed by a doctor who decides whether to raise or lower the dosage.
They point to recent studies that have shown that more regular self-testing could reduce the risk of strokes and save the NHS money.
This petition has been signed by David Clark, the Chief Exec of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
Please join us in supporting this campaign and sign the petition.
Useful links for the campaign:
- Mary and Ian’s campaign has been covered in The Times and The Herald and has picked up support from health organisations such as the Anti Coagulation Self Monitoring Alliance.
- The campaign has recently launched its own Facebook and Twitter pages, which provide information and urge people to sign and share the petition.
- Visit Mary and Ian's website which gives background on the petitioners, case studies and further information.