Work by the Innovation Agency and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has been praised in a new report which highlights how healthcare professionals have found new and innovative ways to improve care and quality of life for people with or at risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Julia Reynolds, the Innovation Agency's associate director of transformation, led a team whose work has been highlighted in the latest AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report. Called Showcasing Best Practice in atrial fibrillation AF 2022 the report shows examples of good practice.
Mrs Trudie Lobban MBE, founder and CEO of AF Association, says; “The COVID-19 pandemic has had an overwhelming impact on AF clinical services during the last 18 months. We applaud the 2022 AF Pioneers for their efforts to improve care and quality of life for people with AF, and very much hope this report will inspire healthcare professionals to explore new approaches for detecting and managing the condition.”
A project, known as Safe and Well, which was carried out by the Innovation Agency and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service was praised by the charity.
Dr Julia Reynolds: “Being recognised as AF Pioneers is great news. A multidisciplinary team is an important part of providing good care and, as our case study shows, that team can include people who are not healthcare professionals.”
For more details of the report see: https://www.heartrhythmalliance.org/afa/uk/healthcare-pioneers-report/