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Welcome to AF Association
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Working to provide information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for Atrial Fibrillation (AF).

AF Association Medical Advisory Committee member wins prestigious award

Dr Matthew Fay, GP with specialist interest in AF at Westcliffe Medical Practice in Shipley, West Yorkshire, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in honour of his work supporting advancements in AF care.

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NICE issues guidance on self-monitoring for people on long-term warfarin therapy

24 September 2014: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) releases diagnostics guidance on two new devices to support self-testing for NHS use.

Read AF Association's response
Read guidance on the NICE website
Download diagnostics guidance
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GRASP the Initiative Action Plan

2 September 2014: The GRASP-AF tool was designed to support GPs audit their management of AF patients and help identify patients who had presented to their GP, but had not yet been recorded as having AF.

The number of GP practices using the GRASP-AF tool has now reached more than 2,600.

This newly launched Action Plan builds on the original GRASP the Initiative report launched by AF Association in October 2012, identifying some of the steps that professionals working in primary care can take after running the GRASP-AF tool in order to optimise the treatment of people with AF registered in their Practice.

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Updated guidance from NICE on AF management

NICE issued new guidelines on care and treatment for AF in June 2014 - the first since 2006.

UPDATE: Read our press release

New support programme launched to help people who have been diagnosed with AF

Please visit the Care AF website to find all the information you need to be fully prepared for your AF treatment journey.

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NICE guideline: what it means

Learn about changes to the role of anticoagulation in the management of AF-related stroke, as outlined in the new NICE clinical guideline on the management of AF.

Visit NICE website to download guideline in full

Download NICE Patient Decision Making Aid

Download NICE Implementation Collaborative (NIC) Consensus Statement

Visit AF Association's Care AF website


CEO welcomes NICE update

15 June 2014, Sky News
Charity Founder and CEO, Trudie Lobban MBE, backs new guidelines that will assess the role of aspirin in the management of AF-related stroke.

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