TP2 Programme Update

In 2018, the NHS England personalised care team and the UK Renal Registry agreed to work together on a quality improvement initiative to follow up the work of the Transforming Participation in Chronic Kidney Disease (TP-CKD) programme.

This work will focus on one of the interventions, developed by TP-CKD to support a person’s readiness to engage in self-management (their ‘activation), to test its effectiveness in practice and the difference its use makes to people living with chronic kidney disease.

The aims of TP2

  • Evaluate the feasibility of introducing health coaching to support patients in renal units
  • Understand what activities are being used from the intervention pyramid and the feasibility of implementing this within renal units
  • Investigate the links between Clinical Support for Patient Activation, implementation of health coaching and patient activation
  • Investigate the effect of an intervention on PAM levels, and explore potential links with a change in PAM, symptoms and health related quality of life

TP2 will build on everything that we’ve learned and the knowledge we’ve gained from the TP-CKD programme. It will focus on kidney patients from four renal units in England who are attending regular outpatient appointments and who are about to embark on or are making decisions about renal replacement therapy.

The four renal units taking part in the programme are:

  1. Royal Derby Hospital – University of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  2. Nottingham City Hospital – Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  3. Birmingham Heartlands Hospital – University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  4. Royal Preston Hospital – Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust