Innovative models of care: using specialist pharmacists to improve anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation in primary care

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: WILLIAMS, Helen (Health Innovation Network, Medicines Optimisation, Beckenham, United Kingdom)
  • Co-author(s): Helen Williams: Medicines Optimisation, NHS Southwark CCG, London, United Kingdom;, Health Innovation Network, London, United Kingdom
    Sharron Gordon: Wessex Academic Health Science Network, Southampton, United Kingdom
    Alison Brown: Pharmacy Department, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Rosalind Bryne: Pharmacy Department, Kings College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Anna Hodgkinson: Medicines Optimisation, NHS Lambeth CCG, London, United Kingdom
    Nadya Hamedi: Medicines Optimisation Team, NHS Southwark CCG, London, United Kingdom
    Tamara Everington: Haematology Department, Hampshire Hospitals, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
    Anthony Leung: Badgers Wood Surgery, Bordon, United Kingdom
    Kevin Wood: Bordon GP Surgey, Bordon, United Kingdom
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is sub-optimal and there is significant opportunity to utilise Specialist Anticoagulant Pharmacists (SAPs) to address this unmet need in primary care. 

    Purpose

    To develop and test two innovative models utilising SAPs to increase the proportion of patients anticoagulated for AF.  

    Methods

    To design ..

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