Latest Kidney Care Updates
New QOF CKD toolkit now available
The latest version of the Quality and Outcomes Framework CKD toolkit, which incorporates 2010/11 data, is now available on the NHS Kidney Care website. The updated toolkit will be of particular interest to newly forming GP consortia as it includes data presented at CCG and PCT cluster level, as well as SHA, PCT and Local Authority level, and can be manipulated to show new groupings as they emerge.
Download the toolkit from the NHS Kidney Care website
Renal Patient View evaluation report
A new report that looks at the value of Renal PatientView (RPV) will be launched by NHS Kidney Care at a King’s Fund event later this month. After NHS Kidney Care commissioned the development of enhanced interactive capabilities, a comprehensive evaluation has now been carried out, which assesses the impact of the new features, and looks at the usefulness of RPV and its effect on care planning and self care.
The launch event will offer the kidney community the chance to learn more about RPV and how it can be successfully implemented. It will take place on Friday 24th February, from 9:30-12:30, at the King’s Fund in London. Register to attend here.
British Transplantation Society Congress
A progress update of NHS Kidney Care’s work to develop robust reference costs for transplantation will be available at the British Transplantation Society Congress, which takes place in Glasgow from 22 to 24 February. Partha Das, NHS Kidney Care’s clinical fellow, will also present a poster about the timely listing project, in which 20 renal units are being funded and supported to develop new pathways and processes to help improve access to kidney transplantation for clinically suitable patients. The poster will be available to download from the NHS Kidney Care website following the event. NHS Kidney Care will be exhibiting at stand 11/12 at the congress.
New competencies added to AKI resource pack
A new competency framework for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is now available as part of NHS Kidney Care’s AKI resource pack. The document sets out a framework of competencies for prevention, recognition, and management of AKI, outlining what is expected of teams and individuals to help improve accountability at all levels. It is targeted primarily at hospital-based staff, but may be adapted for use in other settings. Written by Dr Sian Finlay and published by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the framework was developed by a multi-disciplinary working group, with representation from the Society for Acute Medicine, the UK Renal Association, the Intensive Care Society, National Outreach Forum, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and the UK Renal Pharmacy Group. Download a copy here.