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Welcome to AF Association®

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

NICE targets stroke with possible new indicators for GPs and clinical commissioners

  • Prevention of stroke key focus for draft indicators from NICE
  • 8,000 strokes could be prevented saving the NHS £95 million a year
  • Estimates suggest 440,000 people do not know they are at risk

NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – is consulting on potential new indicators for the NICE indicator menu. Indicators encourage health professionals to assess patients on a range of key health issues where diagnosis and treatment is supported by evidence-based guidelines. The aim is to tackle widespread public health challenges one patient at a time.

The consultation on this set of indicators will run for 4 weeks, closing on 29 February 2016. Anyone with an interest in health, including health professionals, patients, community groups and voluntary organisations, is encouraged to take part. Comments are welcomed via the NICE website and stakeholders are asked to consider issues such as unintended consequences of introducing individual indicators, or any factors that might affect their implementation.

To read the full request, please click here.


A Guide for Patients Prescribed Oral Anticoagulant Therapy


If you would like to learn about the importance of anticoagulation therapy for people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) then this booklet is for you.

To view and download the booklet please click here.



New Year, New You! - Make Your Heart Feel Good

Dance DVD

A dance exercise programme featuring Strictly Come Dancing stars Flavia Cacace and Russell Grant. Get your dancing shoes on today and order your DVD now. 

DVDs are free to order, but we do ask that you make a donation of £2 towards post and packing.  Please click here or call 01789 867502 to pay over the phone.  *suitable for UK only



Tai Chi DVD

A new Tai Chi & Relaxation programme for patients with high blood pressure combines mild exercises at home with relaxation techniques.

DVDs are free to order, but we do ask that you make a donation of £2 towards post and packing. Please click here or call 01789 867502 to pay over the phone. *suitable for UK only



NICE consultation - call for participants 

NICE are looking for people who may be interested in being involved in the development of Percutaneous endoscopic catheter laser balloon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation IP892/2 a piece of NICE Interventional Procedures Guidance which is being started in the near future. This guidance will cover:

• the safety of the procedure
• whether it works well enough for routine use
• whether special arrangements are needed for patient outcomes

To find out how you can take part please click here.


Become a Friend of AF Association

As a registered charity, AF Association relies solely on supporters in order to continue providing valuable helpline services, information and educational activities.  Please consider becoming a Friend to help us to continue to help you.

Click here for more information.


AF Association welcomes new Medical Advisory Committee member

Dr Yassir Javaid said “I am truly honoured to have been asked to join AF Association’s Medical Advisory Committee. I hope that together we can improve outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation.”

Read the full announcement here

AF Association welcomes new Trustee 

Dr Matthew Fay said: “I am honoured to be made a Trustee of the charity and will be very proud to represent it at meetings where we try to ensure that the person with AF is seen as the central component of all care pathways.”

Read the full announcement here


AF Association welcomes new Medical Advisory Committee member

Sotiris Antoniou said: “I am excited and delighted to become a member of the medical advisory committee. I am looking forward to supporting AF Association in raising awareness of AF amongst healthcare professionals and general public."   

Read the full announcement here


Detect, Protect and Correct AF: Please sign our petition

AF Association has launched an online petition which calls for an early review of the UK National Screening Committee’s (NSC) policy on screening for AF in the over 65s. Please sign our petition and together we can make a difference and help to prevent suffering. Read more.

The future of anticoagulation management in Europe – June 2015

An assessment of today’s challenges with recommendations for the future.

Read the Research Report 

Read the Summary for Patients

Read the Summary for Heathcare Professionals



Healthcare Pioneers Report - April 2015

Showcasing best practice in AF.  Supported by the All-Parliamentary Group on Atrial Fibrillation (APGAF).

Read report




The route map for change & the European atlas on the prevention of AF-related stroke – November 2014

Last November AF Association and Anticoagulation Europe launched a landmark report to raise awareness among policy makers of the growing burden posed by strokes due to atrial fibrillation.

Read more


Participate in AF research

Researchers at King’s College London are looking to recruit participants with persistent AF who are due to undergo cardioversion, catheter ablation or AV node ablation with a pacemaker. If you would like to take part, or for more information, click here.




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