News

In this section you will find the most recent news articles of interest to both patients and healthcare professionals.

Anticoagulation Achievement Awards CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS extended to 25TH MAY 2017

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATIONS SO WE CAN FAST TRACK THEM Is the anticoagulation care you receive from you GP, pharmacist, nurse or VTE team, brilliant? The prestigious Anticoagulation Achievement Awards are seeking applications from outstanding clinical teams and individuals who provide exemplary care for any patient who has been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or a blood clot such as a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) or a PE (pulmonary embolism). If you know a clinician who makes all the difference to your care for any of these conditions, please share this information with them. If you are a clinician reading this please find out more about the awards to see if you could apply. Not only could you receive national recognition for your services and care, but also win a £1000 bursary. Further information and application form available on: www.anticoagulationawards.org

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ACE launches animated video "Lets Talk About Anticoagulation"

Pursuing our aims to help patients and healthcare professional involved in anticoagulation service provision, ACE has produced a video entitled ‘ Let’s talk about Anticoagulation’ which provides a comprehensive overview of the current landscape of anticoagulation treatments, associated conditions and the importance of engaging the patient in the decision making process. This engaging video has been developed for use with newly diagnosed patients requiring anticoagulation, existing patients who may be considering other treatments and can be used by healthcare professionals in complementing verbal and written information provided during the consultation process.

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AntiCoagulation Europe wins award

AntiCoagulation Europe is proud and delighted to win the Global Health and Pharma Social Care Award for Best Anticoagulant Support Charity UK 2017. It is a testament to all the hard work that every member of the team at ACE has given over many years. A huge thank you to everyone who has made this possible. Eve Knight Chief Executive

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AntiCoagulation Europe partners with MyTherapy to raise awareness of Atrial Fibrillation in the UK

AntiCoagulation Europe (ACE) have worked in partnership with MyTherapy to create an infographic with everything you need to know about Atrial Fibrillation in the UK – Including helpful tips about where to find support along with information on what Apps you can use to protect yourself. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common heart rhythm disturbances, affecting over 6 million people in Europe. Every year an estimated 30,000 UK citizens fall victim to AF related stroke, which equates to roughly one person every 18 minutes.

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Preventing deep vein thrombosis by improving blood flow in the calf veins of the leg

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition that occurs when blood clots form inside a vein located deep in your leg. One possible way to help reduce the risk of blood clots is to increase the amount of blood flow through the calf veins. One device that can do that is the Geko device.
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Cancer and Blood Clots

A blood clot, also called a thromboembolism, is a serious side effect of cancer and cancer treatment. A venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel called a vein that carries blood to the heart. It may develop in any vein but happens most often in the legs, thighs, or pelvis. This is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that has traveled to the lung from another place in the body. A PE can be life-threatening. Blood clots are common in patients with cancer. Many patients are not aware of the risks, symptoms, and signs of a blood clot. Go to the Cancer and Blood Clots section of the website to find out more, watch a patient experience video, learn signs and symptoms of a blood clot and how you can help prevent one if you have cancer and download a patient alert card.

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Buy copies of our magazine AnticoagulationUK online

You can now buy individual copies of our magazine AnticoagulationUK online for £3.00. Just click on the flashing image above. If you want to support us on a long term basis you can still sign up to be a member on the join us page and receive 4 copies for £10.00. We hope you enjoy reading AnticoagulationUK

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Questionnaire for people who self-test their INR

Do you use a home test for the monitoring of a medical condition? This could include measuring your blood glucose or your blood coagulation (INR). If so, we could like to invite you to participate in a questionnaire study. Your responses will be anonymous and the questionnaire can be completed online or in paper format and will take approximately 15-20 minutes. This study is being done by the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative London that is based at Imperial College London. The purpose of this research study is to user-test a questionnaire that we have designed with patients to measure how home test devices impact on the lives of their users. We believe that measuring this information will provide an important perspective when decisions are being made about whether or not to introduce a new test. For more information please click on the following link: https://imperial.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6W3lkthTUL2Ahr7 Alternatively, if you would like more details in paper format or have any other questions please contact Jeremy Huddy (Email j.huddy@imperial.ac.uk Telephone: 0203 3126532).

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AF180 campaign launched

Campaign to prevent AF-related strokes launched today (15th June 2016) Over half a million people in the UK with atrial fibrillation are either not being given anticoagulant therapy to reduce their risk of stroke or are taking aspirin. ACE has joined with patient charities and healthcare professionals to to try to reduce the number of unceccessary AF-related strokes.

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Thrombosis Voices in Partnership Programme (ViPs) for patients

AntiCoagulation Europe (ACE) are working in partnership with LEO Pharma and their research partners to find people who have cancer and have experienced thrombosis (usually referred to as a blood clot, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or a Pulmonary Embolism (PE) to join their ViP programme. The ViP programme is designed to bring patients with similar experiences together, so that they can share their stories and help to build activities and ideas which will improve the patient experience for many others. Please click on the title above to find out more.

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