The Patient Safety Alert issued in June 2014 by NHS England on standardising the early identification of actual and potential warning stage test results of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) was for all NHS acute and foundation trusts providing pathology services. Following implementation of the algorithm into the Laboratory Information Management System, trust labs are required to report AKI warning stage test results to the UK Renal Registry.
From June 2019 we have updated the way we rate the data files we receive from laboratories. Now that the majority of labs are providing files we have adopted a data-completeness measure which is based on the number of warning scores (rows in the submission) which contain ALL of the five key data items (NHS number, Postcode, Date of Birth, Sex and AKI stage). For most labs this did not change their rating (with the vast majority GREEN). Labs with lower ratings should check whether they have any means to increase the data completeness because it makes a considerable difference to the accuracy of the analysis we produce.
From April 2020, following a comparison of the Pathology Laboratories (eplab) listings on NHS digital against the list of labs sending AKI alert data to the UK Renal Registry (UKRR), it has been identified that an additional 27 labs are expected to be sending data – this has taken the total of labs from 162 to 189. Of the new labs identified, 23 are confirmed as being submitted within a trust that is already submitting alert data to the UKRR.
To see AKI data for each CCG, click here.
The table directly below shows those laboratories that are reporting data through to the UK Renal Registry as of the end of September 2021 as well as those laboratories who have never submitted data to the UK Renal Registry.
72.6% of labs have submitted data for August 2021
97.9% of labs are now submitting data overall