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. We have held a series of education sessions for Pharmacists and GPs to increase knowledge and skill in managing patients with AF. the resources are available here for anyone to use.
In Wessex we have seen the AF register increase by 24% (13,709 people) between 2015 and 2018, and 83.6% of high risk patients are receiving anticoagulation.
Work led by the AHSN was shortlisted for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards in 2017, and posters were presented in 2017 at the International Pharmacist Federation conference, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Welsh conference and at the Heart Rhythm conference. Two projects were selected for inclusion in the Healthcare Pioneers Report 2017 - Starting Anticoagulation with Jack and our Community Pharmacists Education programme
Take a look at our film which shows how we're working together to improve anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation in the community: