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Kidney Research UK Newcastle Bridges Walk

Kidney Research UK are looking for keen walkers to support them to raise money to improve the lives of kidney patients. To find out more, follow this link: https://www.kidneyresearchuk.org/get-involved/events/newcastlebridgeswalk

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Spring newsletter – available now

Today is World Kidney Day! We thought this was a good time to release the Spring edition of the newsletter from the Renal Association’s quality improvement team and remind everyone, everywhere to Think Kidneys.  Included in this issue – more information about World Kidney Day, a new strategic direction from the Renal Association’s President, Graham Lipkin, growing leadership skills across the multi-professional workforce with KQuIP, and work…

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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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AKI bundles and measuring AKI outcomes…. What should we be focusing on?

At my hospital I have been collecting inpatient mortality data for non-elective admissions, for over two years now and I’m able to compare mortality rates for patients with and without AKI.  I suspect a similar aim of the UK Renal Registry and Think Kidney’s AKI programme is to provide similar data for hospitals and regions.  One aspect that I have found interesting is that in the…

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Reflections on World Kidney Day 2018 – a personal perspective

Becky Bonfield is the acute kidney injury lead advanced nurse practitioner at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Here she writes about being part of the team who ran a World Kidney day study event this year. World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of kidneys, and the 2018 theme was women’s health and kidneys as the date…

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