Since we paused the start of the pilot trial back in March as COVID-19 struck we have been working on adapting the AF screening intervention for remote delivery at home. This will mean that patients do not have to attend their GP practice to be screened, and is the most sensible way to continue the research programme in the current public health environment. We will test AF screening at home in a second feasibility study, starting as soon as we have regulatory approval. See the aims and objectives and screening process pages to read more.
Over the past few months research and healthcare provision across the NHS has been having to adapt. Our colleague and GP Dr Rakesh Modi has captured this unique period of reflection and adaptation beautifully in his blog which you can read here.