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Independent evaluation of the AHSN Network mobile ECG roll-out programme

The national roll out of mobile ECG devices by Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) was born out of a system-wide procurement ... read more

Adapting stroke services during the COVID-19 pandemic: an implementation

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Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme

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Guidance for the safe switching of warfarin to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for patients with non-valvular AF and venous thromboembolism (DVT / PE) during the coronavirus pandemic

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Clinical guide for the management of anticoagulant services during the coronavirus pandemic

Anticoagulant services may not seem to be in the frontline with coronavirus but we do have a key role in continuing to keep patients on read more

Public Health England CVD Ambitions

A new coalition led by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England has announced the first ever national ambitions to improve the ... read more

Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self-monitoring coagulation status using point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system)

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Atrial Fibrillation as an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke: The Framingham Study

The impact of nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and cardiac failure on stroke incidence was ... read more

Atrial fibrillation demonstrator site programme

Specialist anticoagulation pharmacists or anticoagulation nurses carry out an in-practice review of GP records to case-find people who ... read more

HAS-BLED Score for Major Bleeding Risk

Estimates risk of major bleeding for patients on anticoagulation to assess risk-benefit in atrial fibrillation care. read more

CHA₂DS₂-VASc Score for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk

Calculates stroke risk for patients with atrial fibrillation. read more

Commissioning for Quality and Innovation

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CVDPrevent Audit

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2020 GP Contract

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NHS Long Term Plan

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Atrial fibrillation: management – NICE guideline (update)

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Overview of AF Management

Examples of clinical guidance relating to Atrial Fibrillation stroke prevention. This includes an overview of AF Management from the ... read more

Baseline assessment of capacity to undertake AF Virtual Clinic Programme

Confirmation of CCG capacity to take part in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) patient optimisation demonstrator programme read more

Example AF Virtual Clinic data collection form

Example AF Virtual Clinic data collection form read more

Key requirements for the specialist anticoagulant pharmacist

Key requirements for the specialist anticoagulant pharmacist or other suitably qualified clinician (over and above standard ... read more

Template – AF Virtual Clinic Service Spec

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The Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Virtual Clinic Model – Slides

The Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Virtual Clinic Model - Slides read more

Virtual Clinics Webinar – FAQs

Virtual Clinics Webinar - FAQs read more

NHS Stroke action will save hundreds of lives

A new £9 million programme to spot heart conditions earlier will save at least 200 lives and offer protection to thousands more, NHS ... read more

Promoting adherence during anticoagulant therapy

Here is a road map of the different points that adherence support can be provided during a patient’s Adherence to journey following ... read more

Atrial fibrillation: time for active case finding

Substantial evidence has now accrued to robustly support systematic case finding using pulse regularity checks in general practice to ... read more

Quality and Outcomes Framework, Achievement, prevalence and exceptions data 2018-19 PAS

The objective of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is to improve the quality of care patients are given by rewarding practices ... read more

Effectiveness of Systematic Screening for the Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. ... read more

A Randomised Controlled Trial and Cost-Effectiveness Study of Systematic Screening – The SAFE Study

To determine the most cost-effective method of screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) in the population aged 65 years and over, as well read more

H.A.R.V. – exploring Atrial Fibrillation from within the body

H.A.R.V. – exploring Atrial Fibrillation from within the body

Join H.A.R.V. the Holographic Augmented Reality Videogram on a trip inside the body to look at Atrial Fibrillation (AF). read more

Atrial Fibrillation Advisor

The core template is a comprehensive guide designed to help you assess and inform patients with atrial fibrillation about the risks and read more

Keele Anticoagulation Therapy Decision Making

This decision support tool is designed to assist UK healthcare professionals in the appropriate prescribing of anticoagulation therapy ... read more

SDM Magic North – AF Decision Aids

Shared Decision Making Magic North is a website that includes numerous resources and external links to decision aids for Atrial Fibrillation. read more

AF Specialist Nurse – Shared Decision Making

AF Specialist Nurse – Shared Decision Making

A Specialist Nurse discusses Atrial Fibrillation in consultation with a patient, highlighting the importance of shared decision making. read more

AF Pharmacist – Shared Decision Making

AF Pharmacist – Shared Decision Making

A Pharmacist discusses Atrial Fibrillation in consultation with a patient, highlighting the importance of shared decision making. read more

AF General Practitioner – Shared Decision Making

AF General Practitioner – Shared Decision Making

A General Practitioner discusses Atrial Fibrillation in consultation with a patient, highlighting the importance of shared decision making. read more

AF Consultant Cardiologist – Shared Decision Making

AF Consultant Cardiologist – Shared Decision Making

A Consultant Cardiologist discusses Atrial Fibrillation in consultation with a patient, highlighting the importance of shared decision ... read more

AF Micro Skills – Shared Decision Making

AF Micro Skills – Shared Decision Making

Dr Dave Tomson introduces the key skills needed to have a good shared decision making consultation in the context of Atrial Fibrillation. read more

AF Introduction – Shared Decision Making

AF Introduction – Shared Decision Making

Dr Dave Tomson introduces a series of clinical scenarios, highlighting the importance of shared decision making in the context of ... read more

Anticoagulation in Primary Care Service Specification

This service specification replaces all previous specifications for the provision of anticoagulation of service provision in primary ... read more

Primary Care Atrial Fibrillation Pathway

Primary Care AF pathway for patients with suspected Atrial Fibrillation. read more

NHS Standard Contract

NHS Standard Contract 2019/20 Particulars (Shorter Form). Published: March 2019 read more

Screening secondary care patients for atrial fibrillation: The SOS-AF service

This service is called Screening and Optimising Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation – SOS-AF. All people admitted to medical read more

Risk Calculator

This resource will allow you to produce a specific risk sheet for your patient based on their CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores. Once ... read more

NICE – Patient Decision Aid

Atrial fibrillation: medicines to help reduce your risk of a stroke – what are the options? This information is intended to help ... read more

AF Pathway

Best practice pathways ensure that we provide our patients with consistent, safe, high quality care across the entire network. read more

Clinical pathway for people with atrial fibrillation or at risk of atrial fibrillation

This clinical pathway has been prepared to support providers, public health commissioners and NHS commissioners to develop services and read more

Network of AHSNs’ partnership with the BMS-Pfizer Alliance for stroke prevention in AF

The BMS-Pfizer Alliance has partnered with the network of AHSNs to provide independent grant support to organisations for healthcare ... read more

Scarborough and Ryedale CCG

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG (SRCCG) commissions healthcare on behalf of its local population across primary, secondary and tertiary read more

Anticoagulant Treatment in Atrial Fibrillation for Thromboprophylaxis

This card deck has multiple cards on diagnosing AF and Non-Valvular AF related stroke risk assessment and management. read more

2019 Wessex AHSN Pharmacists Anticoagulation Education

Wessex AHSN have focused on delivering a programme of education for community and practice pharmacists to enhance their ability to ... read more

Early prolonged ambulatory cardiac European Journal of Medical Research Open Access monitoring in stroke (EPACS): an open-label randomised controlled trial

Cardioembolism in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is a preventable cause of transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or ischaemic stroke; ... read more

SWAHSN Atrial Fibrillation Poster – Opportunistic AF screening in a podiatry setting

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrthymia and often goes unnoticed until complications occur, the most significant ... read more

Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke

Atrial fibrillation is a leading preventable cause of recurrent stroke for which early detection and treatment are critical. However, ... read more

Cryptogenic Stroke and Underlying Atrial Fibrillation

Current guidelines recommend at least 24 hours of electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring after an ischemic stroke to rule out atrial ... read more

Opportunistic Atrial Fibrillation (AF) screening in a podiatry setting, Torbay, Devon

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrthymia and often goes unnoticed until complications occur, the most significant ... read more

AF Standard Operating Procedure Final

The purpose of this document is to use a standardised and comprehensive process to check podiatry patients for possibly atrial ... read more

AF Quality Improvement Toolkit for Primary Care

Making improvements in primary care is a challenge. Many practices are under-resourced plus patient loads and demands are high.  ... read more

Know Your Pulse: Raising awareness to reduce atrial fibrillation-related strokes for the public and health professionals

The Innovation Agency, North West Coast Academic Health Science Network has run several campaigns to help highlight awareness of Atrial read more

Overview of AF – Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate

AF is a condition that affects the heart, causing it to beat irregularly and too fast. When this happens, blood does not flow ... read more

AF Flow Chart

Anticoagulation for AF-Related Stroke Prevention Guidance read more

Primary Care Clinical Pathway for AF Detection and Management

Primary care clinical pathway for Atrial Fibrillation detection and management. read more

IMpulse – Improving outcomes for AF patients in the West Midlands

Presentation detailing what IMpulse are doing to improve the outcomes of AF patients including Primary Care Upskilling Workshops. read more

Diabetes Podiatry and Atrial Fibrillation

Pilot work in County Durham & Darlington showed that for every 500 people having their annual diabetes foot check, 1 new ... read more

AF Raising Awareness Scratch Card

This scratch card developed by North East and North Cumbria AHSN is designed for use in community pharmacies and community settings to ... read more

Using Kardia by AliveCor

Tips to take a good reading using the AliveCor. Including possible outcomes and recommended action. read more

Using AF patient activation personas to inform the self-management approach

Higher levels of patient activation for self-managing health are associated with positive clinical and health care utilisation ... read more

AF Patient Decision Aid – Dr Yassir Javaid

This table was produced by Dr Yassir Javaid and is based on the likely risk/benefit of warfarin in AF patients. The NOACs have been ... read more

IMpulse – AF – Improving Outcomes for AF Patients in the West Midlands

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) recognised that there was considerable variation in pathways for the ... read more

Primary Care Intelligence Packs

This guidance is for commissioners, public health directors and others involved in the local planning and provision of services and ... read more

Public Health Profiles

Public Health England Health profiles provide AF prevalence data for each local region in England. This data is managed by a public ... read more

Newham CCG Atrial Fibrillation Pathway Link

Newham CCG Atrial Fibrillation Pathway Commissioning Model. read more

AF webinar led by Dr Yassir Javaid

AF webinar led by Dr Yassir Javaid

The session will cover how to improve detect, protect and perfect Atrial Fibrillation (AF) diagnosis and treatment. Delivered by Dr ... read more

An interview with Dr Andrea Jorgensen

An interview with Dr Andrea Jorgensen

An interview on how we can personalise medicine to optimise the treatment of AF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL4n5VMOldU&t=32s read more

SOS-AF – the AF screening service at Addenbrookes Hospital Video

SOS-AF – the AF screening service at Addenbrookes Hospital Video

The Screening, Optimising and Supporting stroke prevention in AF (SOS-AF) service was launched in October 2017 by Cambridge University ... read more

Mike Larking from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service – Diagnostick Video

Mike Larking from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service – Diagnostick Video

Mike Larking from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service tells how fire crews are supporting the Innovation Agency by testing pulses during ... read more

Dr Alena Machell – Kardia Device Readings

Dr Alena Machell – Kardia Device Readings

Dr Alena Machell talks about the use of Kardia to detect AF at her surgery in the Wirral. read more

Merseyside GP Chris Mimnagh who uses the Kardia mobile device on his patients to detect AF

Merseyside GP Chris Mimnagh who uses the Kardia mobile device on his patients to detect AF

GP Chris Mimnagh uses Kardia mobile device to detect AF. read more

Primary Care Talks

Primary Care Talks

Primary Care Talks is a series of podcasts produced by the Eastern AHSN that discuss innovative developments in the primary health and ... read more

Supporting Clinicians to Identify Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in North Lincolnshire

Supporting Clinicians to Identify Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in North Lincolnshire

Have a look at how Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network works with GPs and community pharmacists to help them ... read more

Y&H AHSN Atrial Fibrillation: Use of AliveCor in Community Pharmacies (Ireland Wood Pharmacy Leeds)

Y&H AHSN Atrial Fibrillation: Use of AliveCor in Community Pharmacies (Ireland Wood Pharmacy Leeds)

Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network working with community pharmacists to help them identify people with Atrial ... read more

AF Stroke prevention programme in the North West Coast

AF Stroke prevention programme in the North West Coast

Atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm, is a real priority for the health service in the North West Coast as undetected AF can ... read more

An interview with National Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine – Dr Debbie Lowe

An interview with National Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine – Dr Debbie Lowe

National Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine Dr Debbie Lowe explains what is atrial fibrillation (AF); how it can lead to severe strokes; read more

An interview with Dr Andrew Hill on the importance of stroke prevention

An interview with Dr Andrew Hill on the importance of stroke prevention

Dr Andrew Hill highlights the importance of detecting and managing atrial fibrillation (AF) to prevent strokes in the region.  read more

Thrombosis UK

Thrombosis UK is a leader in identifying, informing and partnering the NHS, healthcare providers and individuals to work to improve ... read more

SSNAP Data

This is a link to the SSNAP results portal. Here you will find results for the clinical, organisational, and post-acute organisational ... read more

Stroke Association

Stroke Association support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. Providing specialist support, fund critical research and ... read more

GRASP-AF

GRASP-AF is a free, easy-to-use tool that assists GP practices to interrogate their clinical data enabling them to improve the ... read more

NHS Blackpool make effective use of GRASP-AF

Since 2011, NHS Blackpool has been using the GRASP-AF quality improvement tool, in conjunction with other initiatives, to develop a ... read more

NICE AF Management Guidance

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing atrial fibrillation in adults. It aims to ensure that people receive the best management ... read more

Lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care

Evidence-based recommendations on lead-I electrocardiogram (ECG) devices (imPulse, Kardia Mobile, MyDiagnostick and Zenicor-ECG) for ... read more

NICE AF Guidance Link

This quality standard covers identifying and managing atrial fibrillation (including paroxysmal, persistent and permanent atrial ... read more

Atrial fibrillation prevalence estimates for local populations

Gov.uk website that estimates of the number of people with atrial fibrillation in GP practices and clinical commissioning group (CCG) ... read more

Pharmacist-led virtual clinics to optimise anticoagulation in AF

Lambeth and Southwark clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) delivered pharmacist-led virtual clinics to ensure all atrial fibrillation ... read more

EHRA Key references on atrial fibrillation: medical therapy, anticoagulation and device therapy

2012 focused update of the ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation: an update of the 2010 ESC Guidelines for the ... read more

Atrial Fibrillation (Management of) Guidelines

Despite good progress in the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), this arrhythmia remains one of the major causes of ... read more

Atrial Fibrillation High Impact Intervention Tool

The Atrial Fibrillation High Impact Intervention Tool is an interactive dashboard that aims to support local health systems to measure ... read more

NHS Rightcare CVD focus Pack Tool

The Focus Pack Tools provide an individual tool for each of the seven 2016 Focus Packs. Each one produces a chart showing the user ... read more

BHF Link – checking your pulse

How to check your pulse. You may be able to tell if you have a regular or irregular heart beat by checking your pulse. This is ... read more

BHF Link

BHF’s vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. A world without heartbreak. read more

European Heart Rhythm Association Link

afibmatters.org – your all-in-one resource for everything to do with atrial fibrillation. read more

CoaguChek – Because it’s my life Link

Anticoagulation Point of Care at Roche Diagnostics is committed to providing support in the NHS domains of the operating framework, and read more

West Yorkshire AC Clinic Provision – Baseline Review

The purpose of the baseline exercise is to identify opportunities for service improvement that could be delivered through collaborative read more

Excellence in anticoagulant guide

Excellence in anticoagulant care is a guide for commissioners and service providers, to help deliver a high quality anticoagulation service. read more

Newham CCG Anticoagulation Guide Link

Newham CCG, Initiating Anticoagulation: A Guide for Primary Care. This worksheet details the steps you have to complete in order to ... read more

Clinical CHADSVASC Link

Clinical CHADSVASC and HAS-BLED risk factors and EHRA score. read more

North West Coast AHSN – Identification of AF Link

North West Coast AHSN. Innovative approaches to increase the identification of AF in the community and primary care. Including MyDiagnostick. read more

HIN AF Detection Device Review Link

Health Innovation Network’s AF Detection Devices Review – This report aims to capture current practice, summarise the ... read more

QIPP Case Study – Microlife Link

QiPP Case study, use of Microlife Watch BP Home A. NHS Erewash CCG Board identified the reduction of health inequalities with a ... read more

HIN AF Detection Device Review – Purchasing Issues Link

Issues to consider when purchasing devices for AF detection. read more

Wandsworth CCG Pulse Check Link

Wandsworth CCG undertook pulse checks in Flu clinics. read more

Know Your Pulse PDF Link

Know Your Pulse PDF Handout – Arrhythmia Alliance read more

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG Link

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG Locally Commissioned Service Specification for AF Check in Influenza Vaccination Programme. read more

Dorset CCG Screening Link

Opportunistic screening for Atrial Fibrillation for over 65 year olds during flu clinics and anticoagulation for the ... read more

AHSN North East and Cumbria Podiatry Link

The Academic Health Science Network for North East and Cumbria, Podiatry and AF case finding. Patients with diabetes undergo an annual ... read more

Bromley CCG Pulse Check Link

Bromley CCG has embedded pulse checks within all of their commissioned services. read more

Arrhythmia Alliance Link – Know Your Pulse

The AA Know Your Pulse (KYP) campaign promotes the need for people to be aware of their pulse and for the need to include routine ... read more

NHS Health Check Link

Embed pulse checks in commissioning plans to include them in all routine clinical practice, e.g. flu vaccination clinics, clinic visits read more

Atrial Fibrillation Virtual Clinic webinar

Atrial Fibrillation Virtual Clinic webinar

Watch the AHSN Network and NHS atrial fibrillation virtual clinic webinar. read more

Podcast Session 1: AF Call to Action

Podcast Session 1: AF Call to Action

Welcome to the first in a short series of podcasts from the AHSN Network Atrial Fibrillation stroke prevention programme, in this first read more

QOF Data Link

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a voluntary annual reward and incentive programme for all GP surgeries in England, ... read more

Qrisk Link

QRISK®3 calculator. Optimising control of raised blood pressure (140/90 mmHg) and statin use where appropriate – if cardiovascular risk read more

Starting Anticoagulation with Jack

Starting Anticoagulation with Jack

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National Patient Safety Alert Link

Learning from patient safety incidents. Why recording patient safety incidents is important for learning and how to report these ... read more

Southwark CCG Link

Southwark CCG raising awareness with the Know your Pulse at work campaign. read more

Arrhythmia Alliance – Rhythm Week Link

Every June, the Arrythmia Alliance organises Heart Rhythm Week, and the AF Association's International AF Awareness Week occurs every ... read more

London Stroke Clinical Network Checklist Link

The London Stroke Clinical Network has produced a checklist for excellence in anticoagulation which can be used to benchmark your service. read more

Arrhythmia Alliance Link

A-A is a coalition of charities, patient groups, patients, carers, medical groups and allied professionals to promote timely and ... read more

Anticoagulation Europe Link

Anticoagulants are a type of drug that reduces the body’s ability to form clots in the blood. Search by all disease and ... read more

Service Specification for Primary Care Anticoagulation Locally Commissioned Service 2015-16

The primary care anticoagulation service in Camden is a local commissioned service (LCS) supported by clinical governance provided by ... read more

Information on Patient Self Testing Link

Patient self-testing and self-management of oral anti-coagulants with vitamin K antagonists. Availability of fully automated point of ... read more

Pan-London information on patient self monitoring Link

Coagulators are used to monitor blood clotting using a standardised number called the International Normalised Ratio (INR) in people ... read more

Promoting adherence during anticoagulation therapy Link

Here is a road map of the different points that adherence support can be provided during a patient’s journey following initiation of ... read more

Pan-London patient information leaflet Link

This document aims to outline the process for delivering self-monitoring of International Normalisation Ratio (INR) in clinical ... read more

AFA Healthcare Pioneers Report – Showcasing Best Practice In AF 2020

The AF Association – Healthcare Pioneers Report 2020 includes 17 case studies describing best practice to establish or grow existing ... read more

AFA Healthcare Pioneers Report – Showcasing Best Practice In AF 2018

The AF Association – Healthcare Pioneers Report 2018 includes 38 articles describing ways of finding patients with undiagnosed AF ... read more

AFA Healthcare Pioneers – Showcasing Best Practice In AF 2017

The case studies in this report are excellent examples of innovative, efficient and effective AF services. Commissioners across the NHS read more

AFA EU Healthcare Pioneers – Defining Best Practice In AF 2016

The 2016 EU Healthcare Pioneers Report captures the best practice principles and case studies to show ways to improve detection ... read more

AFA Healthcare Pioneers Report – Showcasing Best Practice In AF 2015

This report, which has been developed by the AF Association and endorsed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Atrial Fibrillation ... read more

AFA Healthcare Pioneers Report – Showcasing Best Practice In AF 2019

The AF Association – Healthcare Pioneers Report 2019 includes 15 case studies describing best practice to establish or grow existing ... read more

Using mobile ECG devices to increase detection of AF

This paper outlines the experience and learning from one AHSN, aiming to review the feasibility of using mobile ECG devices in a range ... read more

Mobile ECG Evaluation Report

The rollout of mobile ECG devices by the Academic Health Science Network programme was established to test if an intervention in the ... read more

Global Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Week – Match Day Programme

As part of global awareness week, the Health Innovation Network published this article in the Millwall match day programme to raise ... read more

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Leaflet

This leaflet aims to improve the detection of AF and optimise use of anticoagulants through the implementation of a package of tools ... read more

KSS AHSN Stroke Prevention in AF Project

KSS AHSN Alliance for Atrial Fibrillation (AF) aims to reduce the number of people dying or disabled by AF-related stroke, by ... read more

Opportunistic testing for Atrial Fibrillation using Alivecor in an Urgent Care Centre

It is well-known that early identification of atrial fibrillation (AF) has the ability to reduce AF-related strokes that are associated read more

Improving Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Outcomes: A Resource for Primary Care

The resources includes: Local data tools for exploring your current position with the ambitions for hypertension, atrial fibrillation ... read more

ICHP AF Virtual Clinic in North West London

This case study aims to find and review patients with Atrial Fibrillation in order to confirm diagnosis, anticoagulate where ... read more

GP data cleansing initiative for atrial fibrillation and hypertension

Data cleansing of coding atrial fibrillation and hypertension in GP practices. The NHS Long Term Plan (Jan 2019) describes an ambition ... read more

Improving the detection and management of AF in the North West Coast

The Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast) has been one of a number of organisations to deliver ... read more

CES – AF – A guide for Southwark General Practice

Primary care professionals are busy and operate in a complex system. Clinical Effectiveness Southwark approach strives to put the right read more

KSS AHSN Alliance for Atrial Fibrillation Poster

AF-Related Strokes are severe and are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. KSS AHSN Alliance for AF aims to improve the read more

Specialist Pharmacy Service – Medicines Optimisation in AF

The first section of this document shows how to use nationally available data to build a picture of care for people who have atrial ... read more

ESC CONGRESS 2019 – Rapid referral to a one-stop AF clinic

This case study was produced to assess the feasibility of screening by community pharmacists with onward referral to an innovative ... read more

Excellence in AF – Oxford AHSN

A collaborative project that utilised clinical audit and review by specialist pharmacists to identify patients with AF who were at a ... read more

Oxfordshire Anticoagulation Optimisation

We undertook a project to demonstrate that an outreach education and support service by specialist anticoagulation pharmacists, with ... read more

Pharmacist Led Anticoagulation Initiation in Primary Care

Specialist anticoagulation pharmacists provided clinical sessions in 12 GP practices. The pharmacists took referrals from GPs but also ... read more

NENC Scratchcard Case Study

NENC developed a scratch card for use by people coming into community pharmacies which would stimulate people to ask the community ... read more

Opportunistic pulse checks in primary care to improve recognition of atrial fibrillation

This case study evaluates the impact of a systematic programme to promote pulse regularity checks in general practice on their uptake ... read more

GP Upskilling Presentation

This presentation is a detailed overview of the burden of AF and the implications for Primary Care. read more

Innovation Agency Case Study – Precision medicine with Genotype guided dosing

Personalising medicine has the potential to completely transform the way we deliver health care. In Cheshire and Merseyside, gene ... read more

Self-monitoring of INR in Warfarin management of patients with Atrial Fibrillation

The aim of this evaluation was to determine the effectiveness, acceptability and practicalities of the introduction of a read more

Innovation Agency Case Study – Warfarin Patients Self-Monitoring

Patients in East Lancashire are using technology and an app to monitor their atrial fibrillation (AF) at home. Around 200 people are ... read more

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Webinar Questions

A set of questions and answers from the 24th September Webinar delivered by Dr Yassir Javaid. read more

AF Virtual Clinics in NW London

Brent and Harrow CCGs received NHSE investment to provide approximately 12 months of anticoagulation pharmacist capacity to case find ... read more

North East and North Cumbria AHSN – Implementation of a Small Hand-Held Pulse- Checking Device

In the North East and North Cumbria region, 86,626 people are estimated to be living with AF, with approximately 16,209 of those ... read more

Redbridge AF Improvement Scheme QOF Results

This study aims to assess the impact of a specialist pharmacist working as part of a multidisciplinary team on the improvement of ... read more

GP Incentives Paper

This study aims to look at the effects of a local intervention for atrial fibrillation (AF) and hypertension, with surgeries rewarded ... read more

Intervention to improve pulse regularity check over age 65 years

A list of how to improve pulse checks for patients age 65 years and over. Including educational sessions, on screen alerts and ... read more

Innovation Agency Case Study – AF and Stroke Prevention for the North West Coast

Ongoing work to identify atrial fibrillation (AF) has led to more than 500 potential stokes being avoided, saving around £11.2m in NHS ... read more

Innovation Agency Case Study – Atrial Fibrillation Collaborative

The Innovation Agency created a North West Coast Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Collaborative to enable GPs to better identify patients with ... read more

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for ECG Machine

An ECG is a simple and useful test which records and traces the rhythm and electrical activity of the heart. The aim of the ECG ... read more

Pulse checks for Atrial Fibrillation detection during diabetes foot checks

This case study discusses whether training podiatrists to provide opportunistic screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) during read more

Innovation Agency Case Study – Recruiting Firefighters to prevent strokes

A partnership with firefighters and clinical commissioners in Cheshire led to 201 people in 18 months being identified with ... read more

Diabetes Podiatry & Atrial Fibrillation Brochure

A three-month pilot foot pulse-checking project aimed at increasing the diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) identified a number ... read more

AF BJGP 2019 Robson

This case study discusses the symptomatic detection of AF using episodic manual or electronic pulse regularity checks with ... read more

AF Champions

  The management of atrial fibrillation (AF) has become more complex over the last decade which, coupled with the increasing ... read more

Innovation Agency Case Study – AF Ambassadors

This case study details the Atrial Fibrillation Ambassadors programme. The AF Ambassador role has been created by the Innovation ... read more

Kardia in ED Paper

Multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a smartphone-based event recorder alongside standard care versus standard care for patients read more

YHAHSN – Working together to help reduce stroke risk

This document discusses the effect AF and strokes have on patients and how the number of AF-related strokes can be avoided through ... read more

Oxleas RCPsych Conference Mobile ECG Poster

This information poster discusses the use of single-lead ECGs. It evaluates the quality, the accuracy and compares the QTc of ... read more

Mobile ECG Devices Project Report (HIN)

This report covers the importance of detecting and treating Atrial Fibrillation with Mobile ECG devices. It aims to ... read more

AF detection in GSTT podiatry paper for podiatry now

This case study covers the importance of early detection and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors to help patients live longer. read more

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