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The Quality and safety indicators for Anticoagulation Therapy

In September 2014 NICE recommended self-monitoring tests for people on long-term anticoagulation therapy. Diane Eaton, Project Manager, Anticoagulation Europe will discuss the The Quality and safety indicators for Anticoagulation Therapy at today’s conference. In her presentation Diane discussed:

  • learning through personal journeys of anticoagulation therapy
  • self-monitoring: the impact on quality of life
  • involving patients as partners: key issues and tips for success

In her presentation Diane stated: 

"White coat syndrome, clinic visits a constant reminder of having a chronic condition"

"ACSMA report highlights the problems that people are experiencing. People are only finding out about self monitoring by accident"

"Health Unlocked is a fantastic forum"

"NICE now has some implementation tools for self monitoring. Examples of pathways on the NICE website"

"Current landscape: NICE guidance (DG14) not being integrated into national policy and local implementation"

Diane Eaton’s Biography:

Diane is the Project Development Manager (P/T) for the charity Anticoagulation Europe (ACE) which provides education, guidance and support to people taking anticoagulants. Diane represents ACE at NICE as a patient expert and regularly speaks at medical conferences around the UK.

Within her role, Diane is responsible for facilitating focus groups for the development of anticoagulation technologies and research and puts her creative skills to good use when producing ACE patient information tools and resources which reflect the continuing developments within the world of anticoagulation.

As an ACE Hertfordshire contact, she supports the volunteer area representatives across the UK in their roles of providing guidance and support to patients, their families and carers.

As a lay member of the Anticoagulation in Practice (AiP) Committee, she contributes to the annual two day conference for Healthcare professionals and the public. Diane is a patient representative at a Herts GP patient forum group and a member of the local Patient and Public Participation Group.

As a Learning and Development Professional working within an Educational setting, Diane has many years of experience in delivering accredited management programmes and short courses to clients in the private and public sector including the NHS.

She is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and is an accredited Coach and Mentor in Management.

Diane has an inherited thrombophilia condition and has over 40 years experience of anticoagulation therapy across secondary and primary care

Future conferences of interest:

Improving Anticoagulation Therapy Services
Wednesday 7 October 
Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham

Download: Diane Eaton Full Presentation

18 May 2015


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