Services Database Atrial Fibrillation Pilot Project (Knowsley Area)

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The overall aim of this pilot is to test the role of the Community Pharmacists (CP) in supporting primary care in the detection and monitoring of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The focus is to improve outcomes in these patients, by using technology and services in innovative ways. This project will extend the Community Pharmacist role to work with GP practices and practice pharmacists, to support the identification and monitoring of AF. This includes compliance to treatment regimes via community pharmacy consultations. For example, the increased adherence to anticoagulation medication in participants with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of >1 or above, potentially reducing the incidence of strokes.
This 12-month pilot project recruiting from Nov 2019 to Nov 2020, ending in December 2021, will examine how the pharmacists can play a part in the identification and monitoring of AF patients and improve the links between Community and Practice-based Pharmacists. Outcomes will be analysed and reported back to stakeholders and an evaluation concluded. The project budget limits the project to 10 community pharmacists and GPs taking part in Halton and Knowsley CCG.
A Medical Education Grant (MEG) has been obtained from a BMS-Pfizer Alliance to assist with the project and support payments to Community Pharmacists.

Location of service

Halton, St Helens & Knowsley LPC


Other: Medical Education Grant from BMS-Pfizer Alliance

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Pharmaceutical industry

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Other organisations involved

GP surgeries within Knowsley CCG
Innovation Agency
European Regional Development Fund


Start date: 01/12/2019
End date:




Training specific to the AF Pilot Project.