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"Dorset Blood Patients Being Denied Lifesaving Treatment"

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7:24am 23rd May 2013

Lifesaving treatment for blood clots, that could help Dorset patients, is being blocked by the local NHS, according to researchers.

The Lifeblood charity says nearly 50% of GP's in our region are being denied access to a blood thinning drug called Novel Oral Anti-Coagulant (NOAC). It is in tablet form, and doesn't require monitoring, reducing the need for costly care and leading to long-term cost-savings for the NHS.

Lifeblood wants to see the new treatment made available to people in Dorset.

There are over 83 thousand new cases of potentially fatal blood clots every year in the UK.

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