The PDAF team receive an award in the House of Commons!

Medway School of Pharmacy annunced as winner for AF association healthcare pioneers report 2019

27th November 2018

November 2018, AF Association, Chipping Norton: Medway School Of Pharmacy was announced as one of the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report 2019 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF winners for its project Pharmacists detecting atrial fibrillation (PDAF) in primary care during the influenza vaccination season at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Atrial Fibrillation meeting held on 21 November 2018 in the Palace of Westminster, London.

Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and CEO of AF Association congratulated the 2019 winners stating “The AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report 2019 demonstrates truly innovative best practice covering identification, diagnosis, management, treatment and care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), which we summarise as Detect, Protect, Correct and Perfect. Each year we share the Report with Commissioners and healthcare professionals across the NHS plus policy makers and MPs urging them to use these case studies as a benchmark to drive improvement in processes and patient pathways for the diagnosis, treatment, and care of AF patients.”

“This years’ entries were once again of a very high standard demonstrating the ongoing innovative work aimed at improving the lives of AF patients. I would like to thank everyone who entered, and especially commend those chosen as this year’s AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report 2019 winners.”

The Report has been released during the AF Association Global AF Aware Week which aims to raise awareness worldwide of atrial fibrillation.  This year the focus is on promoting ‘Know Your Pulse to Know Your Heart Rhythm.’  Knowing your pulse can save your life, it is the easiest way to detect an arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm). If your resting heart rate is irregular, too fast, or too slow, it is possible that you have an undiagnosed arrhythmia.

For more information on AF Association visit:

Tel: +44 (0) 1634 202935
Fax: +44 (0) 1634 883927

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