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Latest Kidney Care Updates

Latest Kidney Care Updates

Self Care Week

NHS Kidney Care launched a special resource for healthcare professionals during November’s Self Care Week, which contained ideas and advice on how to encourage kidney patients to better look after their own health. As well as case studies highlighting the patient perspective of home haemodialysis, and the journey of a renal unit in setting up a home haemodialysis service, the resource includes a feature on the benefits of exercise for kidney patients, and a library of reports and toolkits for health professionals.

Download the resource here.

Acute Kidney Injury

Following the launch of An Age Old Problem, the latest report from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcomes and Death (NCEPOD), NHS Kidney Care has highlighted the ongoing work to meet the report’s recommendations in reducing the prevalence of Acute Kidney Injury. NHS Kidney Care is part of the AKI Delivery Group, which is working with partner organisations to develop AKI related competencies in the professional training of nursing and medical staff.  It also works with the Society of Acute Medicine on developing and piloting AKI risk assessment tools, which should begin to be tested early in 2011.

For further information on the AKI delivery group, email Benjamin.Bray@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Chair for AKI clinical guideline group

NICE has commissioned the National Clinical Guideline Centre (NCGC) to develop a clinical guideline on AKI, and a Chair is currently being recruited to lead this group. The successful candidate will be a skilled and experienced chair with knowledge and an understanding of critical appraisal and evidence based practice. To apply for this position, please find details on the NICE website. The deadline for applications is 13th December 2010 with interviews on 18th January 2011 in London.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Saoussen Ftouh – saoussen.ftouh@rcplondon.ac.uk