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Healthcare Pioneers 2019

View the 2019 AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report here.

The AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report recognises best practice in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with AF and is used as a benchmark to improve services and care for patients with AF.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a case study for the Healthcare Pioneers 2019 report. An international expert judging panel has reviewed all entries, and the winners were announced during the AF Association Global AF Aware Week annual event hosted at the Palace of Westminster, London, UK, on 21 November 2018.

Healthcare Pioneers 2019 - Winners

Authors Study Title
Dr Kayvan Khadjooi, Nick Mills, Pauline Hough, Dr Isuru Induruwa, Dr Niamh Hannon, and Dr Elizabeth Warburton  THE SOS-AF SERVICE: IMPLEMENTATION OF A SECONDARY CARE SERVICE FOR SCREENING, OPTIMISATION AND SUPPORT FOR STROKE PREVENTION IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Ms Hannah Oatley and Ms Satinder Bhandal SPECIALIST PHARMACIST-LED ANTICOAGULATION INITIATION IN THE PRIMARY CARE SETTING

Dr Julia Reynolds, Dr Michelle Coleiro,

Paul Brain, and Haku Bhatt
IMPLEMENTING A DETECT, PROTECT AND CORRECT STRATEGY FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN GP PRACTICES IN THE NORTH WEST COAST
Dr Peter Kabunga, Mrs Chikondi Savieli, Mrs Abimbola Amussah, Dr Matthew Wright, Dr Paul Scott, Mrs Denise Claxton, Miss Nellie Pindeni and Dr Jagdip Sidhu CLINICAL COLLABORATION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: THE VANGUARD PROGRAMME
Care City A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO AF SCREENING AND RAPID RESOLUTION  
Dr Karthik Viswanathan, Lucy Pittaway, Wendy Veevers, and Clare Vickers AN INTEGRATED MULTI-PROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO AF MANAGEMENT: INITIAL EXPERIENCE OF A NEW RAPID ACCESS CLINIC IN SECONDARY CARE
Miss Lisa Evans ONE YEAR ON – COMMUNITY ECG CLINICS TO DETECT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND OTHER CARDIAC ISSUES FOR PATIENTS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS WHO ARE PRESCRIBED HIGH DOSE ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION
Miss Jagjot Kaur Chahal, Dr Mark Earley, Dr Shabana Ali, Dr Khalid Saja, Dr Harjit Singh, Dr John Robson, and Mr Sotiris Antoniou IMPROVING ANTICOAGULATION PRESCRIBING FOR STROKE PREVENTION IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND OPTIMISING MEDICINES FOR CARDIOVASCULAR RISK: NEW WAYS OF WORKING
Mrs Angela Hall and Dr Andrew Mitchell IMPLEMENTING VERNAKALANT
Dr Stephen Cookson, Carina Joanes, Rachel Mackay, and Dr James Oldman AF ANTICOAGULATION – DOACS BREAKING THE BANK?

Dr Sukvinder Bhamra, Dr Sarah Corlett, Ms Sarah Leaver, Professor Alistair Mathie, Mr Vilius Savickas, Dr Vanessa Short, Dr Adrian Stewart, and Dr Emma Veale

PHARMACISTS DETECTING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (PDAF) IN PRIMARY CARE DURING THE INFLUENZA VACCINATION SEASON: A MULTI-SITE, CROSS-SECTIONAL FEASIBILITY PILOT STUDY
Professor Gregory Y. H. Lip AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO STREAMLINE ATRIAL FIBRILLATION MANAGEMENT IN A HOLISTIC MANNER: THE ABC (ATRIAL FIBRILLATION BETTER CARE) PATHWAY
Dr Alex Touze and Dr Terry Levy PRESCRIPTION OF DIRECT ORAL ANTI-COAGULANTS IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION - REAUDIT

Kam Grewal, Tarvinder Kalsi, Keval Modi, Gurkiran Kaur Ghatore , Caroline Davidson, and Dr Diviash Thakrar

ENHANCING PREVENTION OF AF-RELATED STROKE
Jen Bayly, Dr Richard Blakey, Ellie Wells, and Justin Rocliffe KSS AHSN ALLIANCE FOR AF – DETECT – REVIEW – PROTECT

You can also read the Healthcare Pioneers 2018 winning case studies here.


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