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Good practice in blood clot care recognised at awards

First winners of QiC Anticoagulation programme announced

qic anticoagulation matthew fay lifetime achievement

Dr Matthew Fay (right) receives his award from Dan Coombes, Bayer Healthcare UK, and Dr Rosemary Leonard

Healthcare teams working to treat and prevent blood clot-related conditions such as deep vein thrombosis were last night recognised at a new awards programme.

The first QiC Anticoagulation awards event took place at BMA House in London, celebrating the work of healthcare professionals working within the field of anticoagulation in the UK and Ireland.

Winners included Dr Matthew Fay, a GP based near Bradford who picked up the Lifetime achievement award.

His achievements include establishing GPwSI cardiology service for North Bradford PCT and serving as a member of the NICE Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Development Group.

He is currently an executive of the Atrial Fibrillation Association, STARS (the Syncope Trust), Arrhythmia Alliance, Anticoagulation Europe and is on the expert advisory panel for the Stroke Association.

Judges commented: “Dr Matthew Fay is extremely patient focused. He works with a team of GPs who are dedicated to improving the care of patients at risk of stroke. He is a leader in the implementation on improved care around AF patients, sitting on many committees and groups to move this forward."

Dr Fay said:"It is a great honour to have been recognised with this lifetime achievement award, however there is still so much that needs to change and it will just drive me on to do more.

"On receiving this I have reflected on how many inspiring people I have worked with, supporting their projects and how many have worked with me to support mine and it makes you conscious that there are many out there doing great things but only a few are spotted and acclaimed. It makes you humble to realise how many do great things in the shadows to truly support the highest quality in patient care."

Other winners included East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust, which won Best hospital team of the year; Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Velindre Cancer Centre, which won Best cross-organisational partnership; and Inspira Health Solutions Ltd and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, which won Anticoagulation innovation of the year.

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust 

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust won Best hospital team of the year

QiC Anticoagulation is supported by Bayer Healthcare, AntiCoagulation Europe, Stroke Association, Arrhythmia Alliance, Atrial Fibrillation Association and Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity.

Quality in Care is a series of programmes aimed at recognising quality and productivity in key therapy areas. Other QiC programmes include QiC Oncology, QiC Diabetes and QiC Hepatitis C.

30th September 2014

From: Healthcare



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