20/08/10

Latest NHS Kidney Care Updates

New Features on Renal PatientView

NHS Kidney Care has funded a number of innovative developments to Renal Patient View (RPV) that have now gone live, including a tool for patients to enter their own data, and a discussion forum. The additions are designed to enable more self care and support kidney patients in taking greater control of their own health, and to open up access to peer support. A conference on RPV is taking place in Manchester on 7th September – email emma.farrell@ed.ac.uk for details. Check the RPV blog for updates.

New clinical lead for self care

Dr Martin Wilkie, Consultant Renal Physician at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become the first clinical lead for home based therapies and self care development in Yorkshire and the Humber SCG. The role is funded through NHS Kidney Care’s dedicated resource for each Specialised Commissioning Group, designed to accelerate the implementation of the National Service Framework for Renal Services. Read an interview with Martin here and download the latest news from the Yorkshire and Humber kidney care network here.

August Kidney Care Matters now out

The August issue of Kidney Care Matters, NHS Kidney Care’s e-newsletter, is now available. This month’s issue contains information about the Renal Education Network, a new group set up to support the delivery of high quality education for patients with CKD and for those caring for them, as well as all the latest news from NHS Kidney Care, full listings of forthcoming events, and links to relevant newsletters.

Click here to view the latest issue, and to subscribe to receive KCM directly.