Innovative services for managing patients with Atrial Fibrillation: virtual clinic reviews
The UKCPA/JOMO study day has become the main event in the respiratory pharmacy calendar. Despite the challenges this year this speakers and sessions were excellent.
NHS attendee at the UKCPA/JOMO respiratory study day
|Satellite||Innovative services for managing patients with Atrial Fibrillation: virtual clinic reviews|
|Speakers||Jagjot Chahal (Highly Specialist Haematology Pharmacist, Barts Health NHS Trust)|
There are approximately 147,000 people in England with atrial fibrillation (AF) and at risk of stroke who are not receiving anticoagulation or are on inappropriate antiplatelet monotherapy. The satellite session will demonstrate new ways of working for pharmacists by identifying the high risk AF patients in primary care and optimising their medicines closer to home. This involves an innovative service: the virtual clinic, where a discussion amongst the GP and pharmacist takes place, followed by a joint decision making process with the patient to ensure better patient outcomes. Examples of integrating pharmacy services across boundaries to improve patient care, patient scenarios and longer term plans will be covered.