02/12/19

AKI post-discharge guidance launched by RCGP

The RCGP has launched new national guidance for post-discharge care following acute kidney injury. This has been based on collaboration between primary and secondary care and through national partnerships.

The new guidance promotes tailored and timely discharge care for adults who have had a hospital admission complicated by AKI. In particular, it highlights a need to address poor outcomes following AKI for people with heart failure.

The guidance table and the ‘Top Ten Tips’ are designed to support safer transitions of care and are relevant to both hospital and general practice teams.

The guidance was produced in partnership between the RCGP and NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Greater Manchester; NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre; the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for the North East and North Cumbria; Kent, Surrey and Sussex AHSN; Think Kidneys; NHS Education for Scotland; and Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

It has been endorsed by the British Society for Heart Failure and the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society.