Quality Improvement team update

Patient Reported Experience (PREM) 2019 – two weeks to go!

The Kidney Patient Reported Experience Measure 2019 is being collected across the UK throughout June 2019.

Kidney PREM resource packs have now been posted out to all main renal centres (please look out for your package!) and an online version of the tool is being made available via the UK Renal Registry, Patient View and Kidney Care UK in English, Welsh, Urdu or Gujarati.We encourage renal teams and patients to work together to spread the word and encourage participation.
Renal teams are using the PREM data from 2017 and 2018 to think about how they can improve the experience of people living with kidney disease. If you would like to share your work, please do get in touch with Catherine Stannard, who can support writing it up as a blog, case study or patient story.


Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership (KQuIP)

KQuIP is now active in eight regions across England, as well as across the national Paediatric renal network. KQuIP works by offering each region within England support from a national QI team, resources and tools to support QI, and access to a core faculty of QI experts that can be drawn upon for training and advice.

Regions can then embed learning into practice by taking part in one of three national projects; Transplant First (improving access to transplantation), DAYLife (improving access to home therapies) and MAGIC (improving cannulation).

The KQuIP team are looking forward to UK Kidney Week this year where they will be sharing the work that has been going on within regions and gathering feedback and ideas for development of the programme – be sure to come and visit them on The Renal Association stand!




The KQuIP MAGIC project has developed an eLearning package for teams who are implementing MAGIC as part of KQuIP. Developed by Katie Fielding, the national project lead, and her colleagues, the exciting and motivating course has been endorsed by VAS-BI, the British Renal Society and The Renal Association. It has been created for nurses and those who cannulate patients for dialysis. The package will be formally launched during UK Kidney Week, after which time it will be available for anyone wishing to improve their skills and knowledge in this area.

Transforming Participation in Chronic Kidney Disease

The TP-CKD programme was underpinned by the values of co-production, from the programme board level right through to renal unit level and the partnership between patients and their healthcare professionals.

This way of working brings a wealth of knowledge and information, however it is also a new concept that for many can pose challenges along the way on many different levels.

A recent article describes how the concept of co-production was put into practice throughout the TP-CKD programme and the key learning that was gained throughout this experience. You can read it here.


The AKI team have now started to publish AKI data for each CCG in England on the Think Kidneys website. This is now available for anyone to view, and you can download the report from your own CCG as well as others. This information will be updated each quarter, and is available to view here.