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ACE is supporting The Quality in Care, or ‘QiC’, Anticoagulation 2014 programme that will launch later this month at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress in London. For more information and to download an entry form please click here.

QiC Anticoagulation recognises, rewards and shares good practice in anticoagulation management, education and patient care throughout the UK through an awards event and subsequent opportunities for sharing projects and initiatives.

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The Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries (ABPI) Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Initiative (ABPI SAFI) has launched a landmark report on the Novel Oral Anticoagulants - NOACs: Innovation in Anticoagulation.

NOACs: Innovation in Anticoagulation is a one-stop resource for those interested in AF-related stroke, how it is managed by the NHS, the role of the NOACs, barriers to their use, and examples of good practice in their adoption by the NHS to improve patient outcomes within available resources.

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New revalidation tool for GPs to attain QOF points and tackle myths of stroke prevention in AF www.af-revalidation.org

A new e-learning tool to help GPs complete critical steps for revalidation is launched today at the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) Best Practice meeting. Not only does the tool guide revalidation preparation, it also contributes to CPD and facilitates the achievement of QOF points for AF care. Ultimately, helping ensure the best care for AF patients at risk of stroke. Registration and use of the tool is free.

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Patients with a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (AF) have a five times greater risk of suffering a stroke.

Watch this new video to see Eve Knight from AntiCoagulation Europe; Professor John Camm from St. George's Hospital, UK and Trudie Lobban from Atrial Fibrillation Association discuss the importance of preventing AF-related strokes.

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Sorting the facts from the myths about the new oral anticoagulants

Read some of the reasons that patients are being given when they are denied access to the new oral anticoagulants

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Commissioning effective anticoagulation services for the future: A resource pack for commissioners

A Resource pack for commissioners of anticoagulation services in the UK Read or download the resource pack from the publications section of the site.

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New anticoagulation e-learning programme from the British Journal of Cardiology

‘Understanding anticoagulation’ is a new modular e-learning programme from the British Journal of Cardiology (BJC). The programme has been developed for health care professionals (HCPs) and can be accessed free at www.bjcardio.co.uk/learning. Click on heading above and click on the link

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Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) and prevention of a recurrent PE (and DVT) in adults

Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) has been recommended in final published guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) and prevention of a recurrent PE (and DVT) in adults.

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Risk of deep vein thrombosis with hormone replacement therapy

Women taking hormone replacement therapy should be assessed for their risk of developing deep vein thrombosis

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Boehringer Ingelheim submits to European Medicines Agency for Dabigatran

Application submitted to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for use of dabigatran etexilate in treatment of acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and prevention of recurrent DVT and PE

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