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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

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 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

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

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

Stroke Association

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Oxfordshire Anticoagulation Optimisation

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

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

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