Dillon's Story

“It’s quick and easy and I can do it as and when I want to, in the comfort of my own home”

Dillon is 11 years old, and has been self testing since he had to go warfarin 5 years ago. With the support of healthcare professionals and his family, Dillon is able to test at home, meaning he can focus on school and his friends, rather than spending time at clinics to manage his INR.

I’m 11 years old now but I first had to go on warfarin 5 years ago and I’ve been self-monitoring from the start.

My local healthcare trust did not want to do INR finger prick tests on children so I was advised to self-monitor by a healthcare professional. The CoaguChek monitor was donated through the Bristol Children’s Hospital and I get my strips on prescription from my GP.

A nurse demonstrated how to use the equipment and gave me support and advice on self-monitoring. It’s quick and easy and I can do it as and when I want to, in the comfort of my own home.

If you need to test your INR, do it! Self-testing really is easy to do and there is lots of support available.

If you would like to make it easier to buy, take advantage of our interest free Easy Payment Plan, spread over 12 or 24 months.*

Available via the Care Line team. For more details please call 0808 100 7666.

CoaguChek® INRange meter kit available from £12.45** per month, excl. VAT

(24 x monthly payments of just £12.45**,12 x monthly payments of just £24.91**,total price £299) CoaguChek INRange test strips are available on prescription or you can buy online directly from Roche***

* T&Cs apply **Interest free Easy Payment Plan – Patient only (maximum 1 individual purchase). Individual patients can benefit from an Easy Payment Plan, spreading the cost interest free over 12 or 24 months.  In these cases the patient will need to make the purchase and a credit check will be required.
Representative example:
Cash Price £299
Total amount of credit £299
Interest rate 0% fixed
Pay either £24.91 per month for 12 months or £12.45 per month for 24 months
0% APR representative
Total amount payable £298.92 over 12 months or £298.80 over 24 months
This finance option is available through Roche Diagnostics Limited, Charles Avenue, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9RY. Roche Diagnostics Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit is provided by Hitachi Personal Finance, a division of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Prices are correct at time of preparation (November 2014). Prices are correct at time of last update (November 2016). Prices and finance options are subject to change. Finance requires credit checks before approval. *** Test strips are required and are available on prescription (GP’s discretion, prescription charges may apply). Care Line operational hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Patients who are chronically sick are eligible for VAT exemption, for more information please refer to HM Revenue and Customs on 0300 200 3700
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