Commissioning of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

BHRS members need to be aware of this document published in 14th December 2022 from NHS Specialist commissioning.  This requires (per patients):

  • Completed Blueteq form
  • Shared decision aid completion by the patient
  • NICOR submission for procedure
  • PROMS (2- 3 sets of data for each ablation).

The commissioning will not fund

  • Ablation in the obese
  • >3 AF ablations in a 5 year period without external review
  • Trial of an antiarrhythmic drug first unless C/I, or for persistent AF, fail at rate control.

BHRS is considering developing an electronic PROMS to aid data collection.