Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure

On Wednesday evening the Educate@Ashburton series continued with a session on Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure. 

Building on a successful first event in January on Ophthalmology, the event saw a variety of Pharmacists, Nurses, and GPs from primary care backgrounds attend the event at the Mercure Hotel in Haydock, St Helens. 

The evening was opened by Co-Director Sue Read as she introduced Joanne Hall and Kate Charles from The Stroke Association who gave a short presentation about the amazing work their organisation does for victims of Strokes and their families every day. 

Following Joanne and Kate was our very own Lynne Garforth, Co-Director of Ashburton who was introduced by her business partner Sue. Lynne presented on the treatment of patients with Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of Warfarin and NOACs. 

Once Lynne had finished, fellow Pharmacist and Heart Failure Specialist Rocco Hadland took to the floor. Rocco works as a Practice Pharmacist on Wirral and has previously spoken to the Ashburton team as part of a training event in 2018. Once again his presentation on Heart Failure was topical, relevant and extremely interesting. 

We'd like to thank all of the delegates for attending, Joanne and Kate from the Stroke Association, Rocco and Lynne and the sponsors for ensuring these events remain free for clinicians. 

Our next event 'Contraception' will feature a presentation by Paula Briggs and is taking place on Wednesday 20th March 2019. To book tickets follow the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/contraception-cpd-educational-evening-for-primary-care-clinicians-tickets-50861933412?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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