Atrial fibrillation (AF) programme

Our AF programme aims to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to lead local improvements to the pathway of care for AF patients, prevent AF-related strokes and associated mortality, and realise savings.

Staff at hospital in AF Aware weekAF affects around a million people in the UK and is associated with one in eight strokes overall. More than half these strokes could be averted by oral anticoagulation, but the proportion of the population at risk who are on anticoagulant drugs has improved by only 1.5% per year over the last quarter century.

Increasing identification and delivery of evidence-based care for people with known AF in the UCLPartners region could:

  • Identify a further 25,000 people with AF who could be on preventative strategies
  • Prevent approximately 700 strokes annually
  • Save 210 lives and avoid around £7m in costs
  • Avoid the associated distress and disabilities caused by strokes

Read more about our eight current work streams.


Pan London AF programme and toolkit

AF awareness and screening campaigns

Consensus statement on asymptomatic screening

Quality standards

AF clinical management tools and dashboard

Community of Practice

Primary care initiation of anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention

Mobile ECG devices fund

For more information, please contact Paul Cordy, Interim Head of Atrial Fibrillation or Geraldine Long, Project Manager for Atrial Fibrillation.