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Awards


The Anticoagulation Achievement Awards recognise outstanding practice in the delivery of anticoagulation services across the UK.

Hosted by leading charities, Anticoagulation UK, AF Association, Thrombosis UK, Arrhythmia Alliance and leading training establishments – Anticoagulation in Practice and Thrombus.

The awards invite applications from teams and individuals across secondary, primary and community services who can demonstrate innovation and excellence in delivering anticoagulation services, resources or individual leadership and offer a £1000 bursary to the winners of each category.

Hosts

Anticoagulation UK (ACE)

Anticoagulation UK (ACE)

A UK registered charity founded in the year 2000. We work with patients, healthcare professionals, NHS trusts, Industry, Governments, other charities and patient groups and a wide range of other organisations.

Our Aims are: The prevention of thrombosis; The provision of information, education and support; The promotion of independence - supporting people to take an active part in their own healthcare.

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AF Association (AF Assoc)

AF Association (AF Assoc)

A UK registered charity which focuses on raising awareness of atrial fibrillation (AF) by providing information and support materials for patients and medical professionals involved in detecting, diagnosing and managing atrial fibrillation.

AF Association works closely with medical professionals, Department of Health, government, NHS Trusts, strategic health authorities, patients, carers, patient support group members and allied groups.

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Thrombosis UK

Thrombosis UK

A UK registered charity that is dedicated to promoting awareness, research and care of thrombosis.

Established in 2002, Thrombosis UK works closely with government, NHS, healthcare professionals and patients to inform and support the implementation of clinically informed, effective and patient centred care to prevent and protect individuals at risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and to promote best management of those who have suffered a VTE.

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Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A)

Focusing on working together to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for all those affected by arrhythmias.

A-A is a coalition of charities, patient groups, patients, carers, medical groups and allied professionals. Although these groups remain independent, they work together under the A-A umbrella to promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.

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Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A)

Anticoagulation in Practice (AiP)

Anticoagulation in Practice was established approximately seven years ago and comprises healthcare professionals and patients interested in the area of anticoagulation. Healthcare professionals include GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists, healthcare scientists, haematologists, community nurses and anticoagulation specialist nurses.

Previously a collective of special interest groups, the AiP Society has developed into a more robust body, unifying the concerns of both healthcare professionals and patients into a single organisation.

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Anticoagulation in Practice (AiP)

Thrombus

Launched in 1997, Thrombus is a review journal devoted to thrombosis, anticoagulation and clotting disorders.

The journal contains a blend of editorial and articles of particular interest to GPs, nurses and specialists involved in the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and atrial fibrillation (AF).

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Thrombus

AwardCategories

Applicants are invited to apply for one or more of the categories.

Awards will be presented in The Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 11 October 2017 by Andrew Gwynne MP and members of the Judging Panel.

Best comprehensive thrombosis management centre

Best comprehensive thrombosis management centre

Applicants are invited to:

  • Provide details of the service
  • Work undertaken in the prevention of VTE
  • Treatment of VTE
  • Support of VTE patients
  • Team members and skills
  • Implementation of NICE Guidance and Quality Standards
  • Measures gathered, evaluation process, review and outcome

Best written advice on anticoagulation therapy for patients and carers

Best written advice on anticoagulation therapy for patients and carers

Applicants are invited to:

  • Provide details of written patient resources
  • Details of the process of development of written materials
  • Team members and skills
  • Involvement of patients in the development and review
  • How the resources are evaluated
  • Outcome actions as a result of evaluation

The centre best able to demonstrate adherence to NICE Quality Standards for
Atrial Fibrillation

The centre best able to demonstrate adherence to NICE Quality Standards for AF

Applicants are invited to:

  • Demonstrate how the service adheres to NICE QS for AF
  • Describe the service
  • Provide details of team members
  • Describe management to embed adherence into routine practice
  • Involvement and engagement of all staff
  • The role of review and evaluation

Best Work In Prevention of Hospital Acquired Thrombosis (HAT)s

Best Work In Prevention of Hospital Acquired Thrombosis (HAT)

Applicants are invited to:

  • Describe the service / implemented procedures
  • Provide details of the multi team members and their roles
  • Provision of training and supporting effective practice
  • Demonstrate the processes and measures provided by the service to support prevention of HAT
  • Evidence the adoption of the processes across the hospital setting

Best work in the treatment of cancer acquired thrombosis (CAT)

Best work in the treatment of cancer acquired thrombosis (CAT)

Applicants are invited to:

  • Describe the service / provision of care
  • Provide details of the multi team members and their roles
  • Demonstrate the service’s holistic provision - from awareness and management to information and support
  • Demonstrate training and liaison across the multiple health teams involved in caring for the patient

Best work in the Prevention and treatment of thrombosis during pregnancy and the puerperium

Best work in the Prevention and treatment of thrombosis during pregnancy and the puerperium

Applicants are invited to:

  • Describe their work
  • Provide details of developed and implemented pathways
  • Evidence adoption of pathways
  • Provide examples of their practice in prevention and treatment during pregnancy and puerperium
  • Use data to show impact, benefit and outcome of evaluation

The Judges Champion

The Judges Champion

Applicants are invited to:

  • This award will be made to an individual or service showing innovation and excellent in advancing thrombosis care
  • Nominations will be collated solely by the Judging Panel

ApplicationGuide

The Anticoagulation Achievement Awards are open to individual healthcare professionals, teams and services operated in the UK.

We are unable to accept applications for services provided outside the UK.

Applicants can apply for more than one category, but each application must be submitted on an individual application form.

The award winner from each category will be presented with a £1000 bursary.

All applications must be submitted via the online portal by
Noon on Wednesday 10 May 2017

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Please make sure you have downloaded the Application Form.

The Application Form is only available in Microsoft Word format.

NOTE: Submissions will only be accepted as a completed version of the Download Application Form.

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NOTE: If you are nominating a person for the 'Judges Champion' award please download and complete this seperate Application Form

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Judges

The Anticoagulation Achievement Awards are judged by a panel of independent experts.

The panel currently has the following judges:

  • Sue Bacon
  • Dr Ander Cohen
  • Diane Eaton
  • Dr Matthew Fay
  • Professor David Fitzmaurice
  • Nicky Fleming
  • Andrew Gwynne MP
  • Professor Beverley Hunt
  • Stephane Jaglin
  • Jo Jerrome
  • Eve Knight
  • Trudie Lobban MBE
  • Simon Noble
  • Lynn Faulds-Wood

Thanks to ourSponsors

The Anticoagulation Awards is a not-for-profit national awards scheme dedicated to shining a light on UK anticoagulation services that deliver exemplary care.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and dedication in supporting us to achieve this mission.

Further information will be released shortly.

Anticoagulation Achievement Awards

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