Anticoagulation module 5: The role of the pharmacist

Released 27 October 2021     Expires: 27 October 2023      Programme: Anticoagulation 0.5 CPD/CME credits

Sponsorship Statement:

This 2021 revision and earlier revisions of the anticoagulation modular programme have been funded by an educational grant from Bayer. Bayer had no role in the writing of the modules and had no editorial control over the content.

The programme was originally supported by an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) and Pfizer. BMS and Pfizer had no role in the writing of the modules and had no editorial control over the content.

Designed to give healthcare professionals a clear understanding of the role of the pharmacist in anticoagulation. It is one of several modules in our anticoagulation programme.

Module first published: 10 April 2013
First revision: 01 April 2016
Second revision: January 2019
Third revision: 27th October 2021

Learning objectives

Upon completing this module, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the role of the hospital and community pharmacist in the provision of anticoagulant services
  • Understand the initiation of anticoagulants, and patient counselling
  • Provide pragmatic advice on use of warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants


Sotiris Antoniou, Consultant Pharmacist, Cardiovascular Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, who also undertook the first (2016) and second (2019) revision
Third revision (2021) by Mrs Sana Harrison, Lead Pharmacist Anticoagulation and Haemostasis, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, London


0.5 CPD/CME credits, 0.5 hours
BJC Learning has assigned half an hour of CPD/CME credit to this module

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