27 February 2018
The AHSN has been announced as one of the AF Association “Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF” winners at the Arrhythmia Alliance Awards Ceremony held at the International Heart Rhythm Congress for Starting Anticoagulation with Jack - our work to help patients who have just started taking anticoagulants to treat AF.
A special report, which includes all the winners and their learning, is available to download below. The 'Jack' project is featured on pages 33 and 34. The report also includes information about projects by our colleagues in other AHSNs.
Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and CEO, AF Association on congratulating the 2018 Award winners stated, “The AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Award, is presented to examples of truly innovative best practice covering identification, diagnosis, management, treatment and care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), which we summarise as detect, protect, correct and perfect. Each year we share the published Healthcare Pioneers report with commissioners across the NHS urging them to use these case studies as a benchmark to drive improvement in processes and patient pathways for the diagnosis, treatment, and care of AF patients."
“This year we had an exceptional number of entries, the highest number we have ever received and all were of an excellent standard, demonstrating tremendous innovation to improve the lives of AF patients. We thank everyone who entered, and especially commend those chosen as this year’s Healthcare Pioneers Award winners,” she added.
The Jack project team wishes to thank the Royal Society of Pharmacists (Wessex), Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bayer, the Local Prescribing Committee, DS Pharma and BMS-Pfizer for their support with our AF work.
The AHSN is also holding the last in a series of training events on anticoagulation training, in Bournemouth, on 27 March. If you'd like to register, click here.