Acute Aortic Dissection (AAD) NHS Toolkit

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust is excited to have been part of the design and launch of the NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Emergency Acute Aortic Dissection (AAD) Toolkit. This initiative will significantly improve the pathway for patients with acute aortic dissection and has the potential to save 500 lives every year once it is implemented by every region in the UK.

We had a tremendous amount of constructive and positive feedback on the acute AD toolkit developed by patients as part of the aortic dissection research panel. NHS England has been astonished by the response of the charity’s supporters stating that this has been one of their most successful patient and public involvements.

The toolkit, designed for the medical community, was released on 14th March 2022 and is available on the Futures NHS platform. The aortic dissection charity is now a partner in the rollout and implementation of the NHS toolkit to regions across the UK.

Why the acute aortic dissection toolkit has been developed?

Dissection requires rapid diagnosis and management to prevent death. There is additional complexity because patients are often admitted under a variety of specialities because of initial misdiagnosis. Regional pathways for patients with acute aortic dissection are often unclear.

This toolkit describes seven key principles and actions to improve care for emergency acute aortic dissection patients. The toolkit has been designed to be both engaging and useful – to effectively meet the needs of both the clinicians and commissioners, and ultimately improve patient care and outcomes.

Webinar recording explaining the toolkit

You are welcome to watch this further explanation of the toolkit that was recorded during its design.

Living with Aortic Dissection

Supporting you on your aortic dissection journey. Free online resource for people with, or at risk of aortic dissection and their families. Learn about subjects relevant to your treatment, or dip in and out of topics that interest you.

Field guide for Primary Care

Educational booklet in partnership with The Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, supporting multi-disciplinary teams of GPs, nurses, pharmacists & other healthcare professionals involved in cardiovascular disease care.

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust
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Registered charity in Scotland No. SC051517

PO Box 812, Hope Valley, Chesterfield S40 9QY

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Charaities Trust supporting The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust

The information and materials on this site are for general information purposes only. This site is not designed to provide individual medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any concerns, please speak to your GP. If you believe you have a medical emergency, call 999 immediately.

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust
Registered charity in the UK No. 1191420
Registered charity in Scotland No. SC051517
PO Box 812, Hope Valley, Chesterfield S40 9QY
© 2022 All Rights Reserved

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