NHS Kidney Care Updates

New patient transport reports available at SCG level

NHS Kidney Care has produced a series of reports that describe the findings of the National Kidney Care Audit Patient Transport survey at Specialised Commissioning Group (SCG) level. One report has been produced for each of the ten SCGs, aimed at commissioners of renal services in PCTs and Kidney Care Networks as well as providers of kidney care services.

Download the reports here.

July KCM is now available

The July issue of Kidney Care Matters, NHS Kidney Care’s e-newsletter, is now available. This month’s issue contains information about Green Nephrology, Supporting Young Adults with Kidney Disease, and the latest local health profiles, as well as a comprehensive events listing and details of relevant newsletters.

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

Overseas students needing dialysis

The Overseas Visitors Policy team at the Department of Health has released some useful FAQs, which help to clarify what services are available for overseas students who require dialysis in the UK.

Download the FAQs.

KQIP appoints first clinical lead

James Medcalf has been appointed as the first national clinical lead for the Kidney Quality Information Partnership (KQIP). In the role, which is funded by NHS Kidney Care, James will provide advice and clinical representation, and be an active member of the Renal Information eXchange Group (RIXG).

More information.

Supporting Young Adults with Kidney Disease

The North East, South West, East Midlands, South Central, and London kidney care networks have been given the go-ahead by NHS Kidney Care to develop innovative new approaches to help support young adults with kidney disease, in a bid to ensure greater concordance with treatment and minimise the risk of transplant failure.

More information.