This quality standard covers identifying and managing atrial fibrillation (including paroxysmal, persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation, and atrial flutter) in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
In February 2018, the source guidance and definitions for statement 6 were amended to reflect the updated NICE diagnostics guidance on self-monitoring coagulation status using point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system).
Keeping quality standards up to date
We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.