Our contributors

The AF Revalidation Tool was developed by the AF Association and AntiCoagulation Europe.  The medical committees of both organisations advised on clinical content.  The principal contributors were Dr Matthew Fay, Prof. Gregory Lip and Dr Andreas Wolff.  For details of the contributors, please see below.

Dr Matthew Fay

GP, Westcliffe Medical Practice, Shipley, West Yorkshire
Dr Fay is a General Practitioner with considerable expertise in the primary care of cardiac arrhythmias.  In 2001 he established a GPwSI cardiology service for North Bradford PCT with his friend and colleague Andreas Wolff.  This service has since been greatly expanded to serve more patients in the locality.  Among other appointments, Dr Fay is currently the national clinical lead for stroke prevention for NHS Improvement, an executive of the AF Association, and a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of AntiCoagulation Europe. Foremost he is a general practitioner.

Dr Andeas Wolff

GPwSI Cardiology, Westcliffe Cardiology Service, Shipley, West Yorkshire
Dr Andreas Wolff is a GP Principle in Darlington and a GPwSI in Cardiology at the Westcliffe Cardiology Service in Shipley. He is also the primary care clinical lead for the North of England Cardiovascular Network and a member of the medical advisory board for the AF Association. Andreas has a particular interest in arrhythmic illnesses and sports cardiology.

Prof. Gregory Lip

Consultant Cardiologist & Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham 
Professor Lip, MD, is an academic clinical cardiologist based in a busy city-centre teaching hospital and leads a large, multidisciplinary research group.  Half of his time is spent as a clinician practicing cardiovascular medicine, and half as an academic. He has a major interest in the epidemiology of AF, and has been researching stroke and bleeding risk factors, and improvements in clinical risk stratification.  The CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores for assessing stroke and bleeding risk, respectively – were first proposed and independently validated following his research, and are now incorporated into major international management guidelines.