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Atrial fibrillation in primary care

Improving detection and management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in primary care

Clinical champion: Piers Clifford, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


  • Improve AF patient outcomes through community-based detection, management and stroke prevention
  • Reduce variations across clinical pathways and practice
  • Promote standard tools and scoring in GP surgeries
  • Pilot innovations such as: new oral anticoagulants; self-service or GP-based point of care testing
  • Propose a strategy to reduce unwarranted variation and deliver a high standard of care across our region


  • Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS England
  • NHS Improving Quality
  • Public Health England
  • Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network
  • West Berkshire Federation