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).

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. Find out how to use quality standards and how we develop them. We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.