Skip to content

Atrial Fibrillation Toolkits

This programme has now closed but you may find the below resources useful. Please note the information on this webpage was correct at the time of publication:

Atrial Fibrillation was selected as one of seven priorities to be adopted and spread across the AHSN Network during 2018-2020. Read more about the AHSN Network and the seven programmes selected here.

We have developed a range of toolkits for clinicians, pharmacists and patients to help prevent atrial fibrillation (AF)-related strokes.

These toolkits are available via the Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate website, funded through a joint working project between Bayer HealthCare and the West of England AHSN.

These include guidance:

  • for clinicians on the different anticoagulants they can prescribe for treating atrial fibrillation depending on a range of factors; the different patient stroke risk factors; and how to implement positive change in their practice to manage such a condition
  • for patients on understanding their AF-related stroke risks and the different treatments available as well as questions that they should ask their doctor if they feel they are at risk of an AF related stroke
  • for pharmacists when dealing with patients who have been prescribed anti-coagulant medicines.

The toolkits form part of our Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate campaign.

Watch this short film to find out more about Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate…



📣 Are you an NHS manager or supervisor working in the West of England? Join #WEAHSNAcademy for a practical one-hour…

Favourite | Retweet


On International Women’s Day on 8th March, join Emily Nott from @innovateuk at @KTNUK #WomenInnovate event at 1pm to talk a…

Favourite | Retweet


You've got 3 more days to register for the briefing event webinar! #SMEs #NHSE

Favourite | Retweet


We've compiled free resources to support each phase of the #innovationjourney: invention, innovation, improvement a…

Favourite | Retweet