21/06/12

Latest NHS Kidney Care Updates

Kidney-focused Atlas of Variation launched at Renal Association Conference

NHS Kidney Care launched the new Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for People with Kidney Disease at the Renal Association Conference 2012.
Right Care has produced the atlas in partnership with NHS Kidney Care. Working alongside the UK Renal Registry, East Midlands Public Health Observatory (EMPHO), NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), and the NHS Information Centre, we have identified the geographical differences in 18 indicators of care for kidney patients. These 18 indicators have been visualised in a series of maps.

Click here for more information and to view the Atlas of Variation.

Latest dialysis capacity survey results now available

The results from the third annual dialysis capacity survey are now available through the NHS Kidney Care website. The latest data show that wide variation exists across England in where the capacity is available and in the numbers of patients per station, and that planned growth does not match gaps in provision in some areas.

Kidney care networks are encouraged to use this information in strategic meetings with commissioners, to help inform the planning of service delivery at local level.

Download the results here.

New report summarises evidence of patient activation measure

NHS Kidney Care has compiled a summary of evidence on the performance of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) as a tool for measuring patient activation.

PAM is designed to assess an individual’s knowledge, skill and confidence for self-management.
NHS Kidney Care has commissioned 23 trusts across England to implement and embed care planning processes, and will be using the PAM in 18 of these trusts to evaluate patient activation as the projects progress.

To download the report, visit the NHS Kidney Care website.

Supporting young adults with kidney disease – sharing the learning

Key learning from NHS Kidney Care’s Supporting Young Adults with Kidney Disease project is being shared throughout the kidney and long term conditions communities.

The London and South East project group travelled to Hamburg last month to present at EWOPA renalchild, the annual conference for a multidisciplinary group interested in the psychosocial welfare of children with CKD.

The South West project group also presented at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health conference in Glasgow.

To view the presentations, and for more information regarding the above conferences, click here.

New look website for NHS Kidney Care

The NHS Kidney Care website has been revamped to create a sleek new modern design and interface.

Drop us a line to tell us what you think of the new look – admin@kidneycare.nhs.uk

Visit the NHS Kidney Care website.