Anticoagulation UK

27 March 2020

New guidance during the coronavirus pandemic

New guidance has been issued for safe switching of patients on warfarin to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACS) for patients with non-valvular AF and venous thromboembolism (DVT/PE) during the coronavirus pandemic.

It includes:

  • Suggested process for safe switching from warfarin to a DOAC (Undertake steps remotely where possible)
  • Pragmatic Approach to Stopping Warfarin and Starting DOAC in relation to the INR
  • DOAC counselling checklist


Read the Guidance