AF Association Global AF Aware Week
GAFAW 2019 Focus: Detection
 
Our  "Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect" campaign  aims to easily detect AF with a simple 30-second pulse check preventing AF-related stroke or heart failure. 

We are asking that everyone to check their pulses and encourage others to do the same. 1.5 million people in England have been diagnosed with AF
(not including Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland).
Ways To Get Involved
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Make a donation and/or order your FREE pulse pack - click here
Click here for full details of AF Association Global AF Aware Week
Open for all Healthcare Professionals, MPs & Patients

Wednesday 20th November 2019 
Terrace Pavillion at the House of Commons
12:45 – 14:45 

Register now for this complimentary event to visit the Palace of Westminster
by clicking here

Click Here to Download the Agenda
Patients Day Evaluations And Awards
Have you completed your online evaluation from Patients Day 2019?
Enter to win FREE admission at next year’s Patient Day on Sunday 27 September 2020,
by completing your evaluation below:


Closing date for the prize draw is Monday 11 November
Volunteer of the Year Award
Bob, who has AF, won Volunteer of the Year at HRC2019. Bob is an exceptional volunteer and works hard on our patient support forum www.healthunlocked.com/afaassociation by ensuring that newly diagnosed, and often frightened, AF patients receive the correct information and support. Bob has also contributed to our various publications and truly deserves this accolade.
Fundraiser of the Year Award
Grace was diagnosed with RAS as a young child, but has not let it get in her way. She was recently awarded Fundraiser of the Year for her extraordinary fundraising efforts. She has raised almost £35,000 over the course of 2019 with various activities with the help of her family and friends. Grace is absolutely remarkable and we were please to honor her.
Thank you to Bob and Grace for tirelessly raising awareness, funds, and increasing people’s knowledge on AF and RAS! 

Patients Day 2020

Patient Day 2020 will be on Sunday 27 September . Please ensure you save that date in your diary . We will let you know when registration is open.

We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Highlights From touchCARDIO
HRC Video Highlights
Dr. Kim Rajappan and Trudie Lobban, Founder & CEO of Arrhythmia Alliance
Know Your Pulse
Patient Survey
Palpitations Survey - This is a survey to understand the experiences of people who sought medical advice after experiencing palpitations. Answers given are anonymous and they will be used to help design a potential research project to look at the feasibility of using hand-held devices. Thank you in advance for completing this survey. Click Here
NOAC Survey - Mobile phones can be very useful for patients in regards to medication management. This survey will assess the use of mobile phones to support anticoagulant medication adherence: This survey should take no longer than 3 minutes. Thank you in advance for submitting your valuable feedback. Click Here
Brand New Resources
We are excited to announce that new resources are now available including our PoTS Frequently Asked Questions booklet. This brand new resource addresses a variety of PoTS patient concerns and can downloaded by clicking here. For hard copies, please email info@stars.org.uk or call 01789 867503.

Grief can be an extremely stressful time for those living with an arrhythmia or syncope. Our Bereavement: Life following the loss of a loved one can help to provide some guidance during this difficult time. To download, click here. For hard copies, email i nfo@heartrhythmalliance.org
or call 01789 867501.
Patient Support Groups
Arrhythmia Alliance
Bournemouth Area Defibrillators (BAD) Group – 11 November 2019
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Atrial Fibrillation
Frome AF Support Group – 25 November 2019
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Arrhythmia Aliiance
Somerset ICD Support Group – 26 November 2019
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Arrhythmia Alliance
Milton Keynes ICD Support Group – 28 November 2019
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Arrhythmia Alliance
Bolton ICD Support Group – 28 November 2019


HELP US TO HELP OTHERS!
If there are no support groups near you, would you consider setting one up?
We can provide all the help you need to run a successful support group.

For more information, to register to attend a patient support group
or to set-up a support group in your area, contact us;
call 01789 867527 or email c.payne@heartrhythmalliance.org.
In The News
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