The NHS Wales Informatics Service has developed a module in the Audit + software tool to support the national "Stop a Stroke" project.
Over seven thousand people in Wales suffer a stroke every year. The "Stop a Stroke" project focuses on atrial fibrillation (AF), a common cardiac arrhythmia which is a factor in 20% of strokes.
The Audit+ module identifies patients with AF and what their current medications are. GPs can then review patients to see if they are prescribed anticoagulant medications which can reduce the risk of a stroke by two thirds.
"This recent enhancement to the already successful Audit+ tool has a real benefit for patients in Wales. It allows General Practice teams to review medications and call in patients for a review as appropriate," says Simon Scourfield, our Primary Care Operations Management Lead.
Audit+ is a GP data quality, audit and reporting software tool delivered and supported by the NHS Wales Informatics Service available to all general practices across Wales. It provides a common platform in Wales which can readily be built upon to provide tailored modules - like the AF module for example - to support practices and improve patients' lives.