Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention Service​

Our outstanding service
The Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention Service works within the interface of primary and secondary care. The Clinical Nurse Specialist will assess patients with stroke risk for appropriate and effective anticoagulation management, sometimes these patients can be complex. This will give the patients diagnosed with AF an opportunity to discuss benefit versus risk of stroke prevention. In summary this service aims to deliver a high quality, person centred service that enables patients diagnosed with AF to receive specialist care whilst remaining under the care of their own GP. The service will focus on AF primary prevention and management with the primary purpose of reducing the number of avoidable AF related strokes.​

Why choose us?
As a service we are aware of the current capacity of GP Services and appreciate how busy you are. As a service we are also aware that the majority of AF patients are elderly and that Oral Anticoagulation can be complex and this is often a decision that cannot be made within a ten minute consultation. We are happy to review these patients within secondary care, discuss within a multidisciplinary team meeting and initiate effective management and anticoagulation ensuring that your patients are receiving optimum benefit in relation to stroke prevention.​

Referrals
Patients can be referred by Fax 08443342853 – There will soon be a referral form attached to the GP intranet that can be completed and faxed.

Alternatively for advice, support or to arrange educational events you can contact the CNS (Jodie Williams) on 01782679449​