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Launch of Acute Aortic Dissection Pathway Toolkit

Dear stakeholder

Launch of Acute Aortic Dissection Pathway Toolkit

We are pleased to let you know that we have launched NHS England and NHS Improvement’s new Acute Aortic Dissection (AAD) Pathway Toolkit. This consists of three separate documents which you will find attached. These are:
– Acute Aortic Dissection Toolkit Final Version 20220314
– 45.2a AAD Toolkit Interaction pdf
– 45.2b AAD Self-Assessment Questionnaire

The toolkit aims to improve patient outcomes through optimising the pathway from the point of diagnosis to definitive care and is underpinned by 7 key principles.

The toolkit has been developed as part of the work programme of the Vascular and Cardiac Clinical Reference Groups and is one of the products of the Cardiac Pathway Improvement Programme (CPIP). It is primarily a resource for those delivering cardiac services and is not intended to be a patient-facing resource, however we are very grateful for the range of patient groups and people with experience of acute aortic dissection who have supported its development, alongside clinical experts. The toolkit will be housed on the FutureNHS platform – an online workspace for NHS staff.

A webinar is taking place on 4th May 2022 from 9:30am-11am where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the toolkit. This is an open invitation to anyone who is interested in the toolkit and further details will be shared in due course.

Should there be any queries in the interim, please contact

Kind regards,

Tarana Akther (she / her)
Project Manager 
Specialised Commissioning, Service Transformation Programme
NHS England and NHS Improvement