Improving the quality of anti-coagulation: Building a community of practice

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Imperial College Health Partners will be hosting an Atrial Fibrillation (AF) workshop on Friday 16 September,  one of three sessions across the capital aiming to support NHS staff working on AF improvement programmes to learn and share from each other.

This workshop, which is for clinicians, industry and patients, will share best practice and innovation in anti-coagulation and also look at how we can build a community of practice (CoP) around this topic. CoPs support people with a passion for improving practice and build relationships between peers, who learn from (and with) one another

The sessions are being held by Pan London Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Improvement Programme, a partnership of the three London AHSNs and the London Strategic Clinical Network. The programme hosts three workstreams:

  • Increasing anticoagulation of untreated, high risk AF patients
  • Improving the quality of anticoagulation
  • Increasing the detection of undiagnosed AF in high risk patients

The September 16 workshop will focus on the second workstream. It will be led by a clinical expert sharing best practice processes and technological innovations, helping to improve the quality of anticoagulation services that are delivered locally. We will also be discussing the recently launched Pan London Atrial Fibrillation (AF) toolkit, which has a number of examples of best practice across the whole AF pathway.

During this first session, we would also like to hear your ideas on how best to stay engaged with this community and what topics related to improving quality of anticoagulation you would like to discuss in the future.

View a full agenda and register for your free place online here.

If you would like more information please contact Anthony Anandan, Innovation Delivery Lead on

About the series of workshops

Two other workshops will be held in London during September, focusing on the second and third workstreams of the programme.

These are as follows:

Improving the detection of Atrial Fibrillation – 14th September 2016 (hosted by the Health Innovation Network)

Protect and Correct – 28th September 2016 (hosted by UCLPartners)

For further details and information about the programme and CoPs please contact Geraldine Long, AF project lead at UCLPartners, on 020 3108 2341 or

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