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NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is keen to promote active diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in primary care. Public Health England estimates that the expected prevalence of AF in the Wakefield registered population in 2013/14 was 2.4%, compared to an observed prevalence of 1.7%. Stroke prevention in patients with AF, by appropriate anticoagulation, is a priority work stream within Wakefield. To this end, the CCG, working together with Wakefield’s Public Health team, is testing out the use of a new device for AF case finding in primary care in Wakefield.