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Over the past year, the programme has seen fantastic engagement and results in its work to reduce stroke across Wessex through the use of anticoagulants in treating Atrial Fibrillation. Two stakeholder and 30 further education and training events have resulted in the development of a network; and the programme has delivered a 67% increase in anticoagulant prescribing across Wessex, with 60% of providers showing a reduction in stroke plus a 17% reduction in the variation in exception reporting.
In West Hampshire CCG’s area, supported by the AHSN, 51 practices were supported to use PRIMIS audit tools to identify at-risk patients and, as a consequence, demonstrated a reduction of 47 strokes in eight months, saving the NHS (an estimated) £2m.
This work has been shortlisted for a HSJ Value in Healthcare award, and it won a Quality in Anticoagulation award for the development of nurse-led anticoagulation services with Salisbury NHS Trust. In addition, 67% of patients reviewed by the specialist outreach service report a positive influence on their care. The team has also built strong links with pharma and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for future projects.
Anticoagulants are prescribed to prevent harmful blood clots that can lead to stroke. They are designed to prevent or treat clots, but can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients and carers need advice and information about how these medicines wor...
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West Hampshire CCG
South Eastern Hampshire CCG
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Hampshire & IOW LPC
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Warfarin patient information leaflet
NOAC patient information leaflet
Checklist for patient counselling on oral anticoagulant therapy
DOAC Alert Card
NOAC Patient Information Sept. 2016
NMS Card Newsletter Jan 2017
NMS Referral Card
Atrial Fibrillation Newsletter January 2017
Anticoagulants are prescribed to prevent harmful blood clots that can lead to stroke. They are designed to prevent or treat clots, but can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients and carers need ad...Read more >