OK I have now bought a Coagcheck machine, and it arrived this week, and I intend to try out self testing, despite what appears to be at best indifference to it from the anti-coag clinic, and vehement opposition from the GP, who actually told me he'd prefer I changed anti-coag clinics tro try and talk me out of it.
My clinic (at the hospital) when I told her I was buying one said "well you still have to be tested here monthly, and you cannot adjust your own dose you know it's much too complicated, you must ring me each time your test yourself and give me the results" and then"and we want to check the machine against our blood tests regularly". Huh?
What's complicated? and there is a relatively straightforward table which shows INR results and then dosages of increase/decrease depending on what your latest result is.
Anyway I am going for it if they like it or not, will keep you all posted on how I get on (I can always ring Rosemary if I get confused )