A Closer Look at NHS England’s AF-related Stroke Prevention Demonstrator Sites

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A project aimed at preventing fatal strokes in those with Atrial Fibrillation is now underway with 23 demonstrator CCGs across England receiving part of the £9 Million put forward by NHS England. The funding was allocated by the NHS to pay for virtual clinics in which Pharmacists can assist GPs in the detection and management […]

Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) Update 2019/20

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Improving the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) An extensive review into the QOF was launched in 2017 involving analysis of evidence, engagement with practices, organisations and the public. Whilst the review concluded a ‘significant refresh’ is needed, the general consensus in England, unlike Scotland and Wales is for evolution of QOF over abolition. Positives of […]

Aiming for Higher Detection, Protection and Perfection of Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Patients in Darlington CCG

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The Oberoi Stroke Prevention & Case Finding Service was rolled out across all of NHS Darlington CCG’s 11 GP practices in June 2019. Professor Ahmet Fuat, renowned for his expertise in Primary Care Cardiology, headed up its introduction and supported deployment at the practices which serve 108,273 patients in County Durham. Public Health England (PHE) AF […]

The Clinicians’ Guide to Detecting Atrial Fibrillation (AF), Protecting Patients Against AF-Related Strokes and Perfecting AF Management

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Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a type of arrhythmia which significantly increases the risk of stroke in affected patients. AF falls under Cardiovascular Health and is therefore a top priority under the NHS’s Long-Term Plan. Following on from a pilot in the South London CCG of Lambeth, the NHS has recently rolled out a £9 million […]