Acute Kidney Injury – an update

The latest AKI data being received from labs for October 2018 is available on the Think Kidneys website here. We have 149 labs out of 162 (92%) submitting in total. We continue to receive backdated data from labs, and the data completeness for the majority of 2018 is over 90% of the labs submitting. 109 labs – almost 70% – have submitted October data at the…

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Acute Kidney Injury Toolkit for GP’s and healthcare professionals

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) recently launched an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Toolkit for GPs and healthcare professionals. The toolkit was developed in partnership with Think Kidneys; NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester; Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN); and North East and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network (AHSN NENC). NHS Education for Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the NIHR Greater Manchester…

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RCGP launch Acute Kidney Injury Toolkit for GPs

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has launched an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Toolkit for GPs and healthcare professionals. The toolkit, created in partnership, aims to improve the recognition, response and management of AKI in primary care. AKI is a major barometer of patient safety across the UK, with NHS England specifying it as a priority to delivering the vision of the Five Year Forward…

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Reporting the rate of Acute Kidney Injury within England

We are delighted to publish the first national report on measuring the rate of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) within England, produced by the UK Renal Registry and Think Kidney’s AKI programme. It is estimated that one in five people admitted to hospital each year as an emergency has AKI representing a significant cause of mortality and morbidity.  This report provides a real opportunity for the renal…

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