Below are a selection of tools and resources developed to support healthcare services to understand AF prevalence and support clinical decision making.
Smart clinical management tools
The Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Clinical Effectiveness Group have developed and implemented smart clinical management tools across a range of therapy areas. These tools support clinical decision making and provide key diagnostic and treatment indicators in a simple format to achieve optimal patient care.
The APL tool for AF
This tool has been implemented across five north east London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). This tool rapidly identifies high risk patients with AF who are not taking anticoagulants. It enables a priority patient list to contact for reviews. It also automatically calculates a HAS-BLED score (a score that estimates risk of major bleeding for patients on anticoagulation for AF).
The AF dashboard
This has been developed as part of the data analysis work the QMUL Clinical Effectiveness Group are undertaking for CCGs who have implemented the AF APL Tool. This data analysis is conducted to ensure a better understanding of clinical activity, patient populations and developing health trends. The dashboards are used by GP practices, GP federations, healthcare networks/clusters, CCGs, and local authority public health departments to improve clinical services and local health quality.
Read more about the work of the Clinical Effectiveness Group.