AF Awareness Week: Monday 20th November- Sunday 26th November
Atrial Fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia disorder. With over 1 million people being diagnosed in the UK alone, raise awareness of the condition during this campaign.
Holding an AF Awareness Activity
Part of the AF Associations campaign is to hold an AF Awareness activity to identify anyone with undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation.
Campaign Resources such as posters, leaflets and factsheets are available at the following links.
For Healthcare professionals: http://www.heartrhythmalliance.org/afa/uk/resources-for-hcps
AF Screening Pledge
The current UK National Screening Committee (NSC) recommendation on AF screening in adults does not recommend systematic population screening.
AF Association, Arrhythmia Alliance and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Atrial Fibrillation are campaigning for the NSC to reconsider this decision. The AF screening pledge is to pledge support for a commissioned national screening programme for those over 65 that are at risk of AF.