06/02/18

Think Kidneys Monthly Programme Update: AKI

Later this month members of the Think Kidneys team are attending training for developing emodules for the eLearning platform – Moodle. It is hoped that in March the first Modules will be available, these will be free at the point of access to those working in the renal community.

We had 5 new labs submitting data to the Registry throughout December. This takes us to 142 labs submitting data overall – representing 90% of all labs. The monthly RAG has been updated on the Think Kidneys AKI website, and this can be viewed here.

On 8th February we are having a joint stand with Kidney Care UK at the Public Health England conference “Getting Serious About Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2018: Reducing Variation and Optimising Care”. This is an opportunity for us to talk about the UKRR programmes and how we are helping to reduce variation for renal patients.

Think Kidneys are continuing to support the quality improvement project for AKI in primary care with the RCGP. A study day “Collaboration across primary and secondary care: Lessons from acute kidney injury” is taking place on 27 February at The Studio, Birmingham. This interactive workshop will be an opportunity to hear from the participating practices, share current work, and will help to guide future work including the development of a toolkit. Building on the learning from the participating practices and delegates own experiences, the workshop aims to utilise Quality Improvement techniques to identify the key issues and any gaps, discuss and collectively develop possible solutions and approaches to test and embed into your routine practice to manage AKI effectively across the system.

If you feel the workshop would be relevant to you, you are invited to register your attendance here. Places are limited, so please register soon to avoid disappointment.

We are continuing to promote the work of the programme on our Twitter feed – and now have well over 2,450 followers. This has been a great way of sharing our work, and we are hoping that the momentum will continue and our followers will continue to increase. If you are on Twitter – make sure you are following @ThinkKidneys!