Since March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UKRR has collected data every week from renal centres about the number of patients who test positive for COVID-19. The data are reported on a weekly or fortnightly basis dependent on the number of cases - see COVID-19 reports.
Renal centres in England, Northern Ireland and Wales report their COVID-19 data directly to the UKRR, while Scottish renal centres send their data to the Scottish Renal Registry, which sends aggregate numbers to the UKRR every month.
The data collected are deliberately limited so as not to add significantly to the burden of work in renal centres - see data submission.
At the request of NHS England, since December 2020, the UKRR has also collected data about vaccination of patients at English renal centres against COVID-19 - see data submission.
The COVID-19 dataset is linked with Public Health England and NHS Digital (Hospital Episode Statistics and Civil Registration Database).