Improving the uptake of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: WILLIAMS, Helen (Health Innovation Network, Medicines Optimisation, Beckenham, United Kingdom)
  • Co-author(s): Helen Williams: Medicines Optimisation Team, Southwark CCG, London, United Kingdom;, Health Innovation Network, London, United Kingdom
    Rosalind Byrne: Pharmacy Department, Kings College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Alison Brown: Pharmacy Department, Kings College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Anna Hodgkinson: Medicines Optimisation Team, NHS Lambeth CCG, London, United Kingdom
    Tara Patel: Medicines Optimisation Team, Southwark CCG, London, United Kingdom
    Nadya Hamedi: Medicines Optimisation Team, Southwark CCG, London, United Kingdom
    Vanessa Burgess: Medicines Optimisation Team, NHS Lambeth CCG, London, United Kingdom
    John Balazs: NHS Lambeth CCG, London, United Kingdom
  • Abstract:

    Methods

    A standardised search was set up  to identify the patient cohort.  Resources in the form of an audit tool and prescribing guidance were provided to GP practices. Local specialist anticoagulant pharmacists delivered virtual clinics, worked with practice staff to assess stroke and bleeding risk and, where appropriate, ensure patients were

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