AF Information for Clinicians
STOP PRESS….. NICE AF GUIDELINE AMEND…..STOP PRESS
Please note that NICE have amended the recommendation in the Atrial fibrillation guideline on using the ORBIT score to assess bleeding risk so that it links to a calculation tool that includes the full list of criteria, including reduced haemoglobin, reduced haematocrit and history of anaemia. The recommendation previously contained a link to a tool which didn’t include the full criteria.
NICE Guidelines- Anticoagulants
November 2014: NICE value the contribution that members of the public make to their guidance and quality standards
If you would like to consider becoming a representative, please view the current opportunities.
October 2014: NICE issues correction for anticoagulant and antidepressant drug interaction recommendations
Specifically, a correction was made to the table of drug interactions in Appendix 16, page 366. For conditions requiring anticoagulation, mirtazapine has been moved from the ‘Antidepressants to avoid or use with caution’ column to the ‘Antidepressants recommended’ column.
24 September 2014: Nice issues guidance on self-monitoring for people on long-term warfarin therapy
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence releases diagnostics guidance on two new devices to support self-testing for NHS use.
NICE Implementation Collaborative: Consensus: Supporting local implementation of NICE guidance on use of the novel (non-Vitamin K antagonist) oral anticoagulants in non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
AF Association welcomes NICE clinical guideline on management of AF
15 June 2014, Sky News
Charity Founder and CEO, Trudie Lobban MBE, backs new guidelines that will assess the role of aspirin in the management of AF-related stroke. Watch now
|2017 ESC/EACTS Guidelines for the
management of valvular heart disease
|2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial
fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS
|2013 ESCGuidelines on cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronization therapy|
|Guideline for the Management of Patients with AF 2014|
The Government’s mandate to NHS England for 2017-18
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It is because of this that the 2017-18 mandate to NHS England goes further than ever before to ensure that we not only deliver the best care and support to today’s NHS patients, but also deliver the reform and renewal needed to sustain the NHS for the future.