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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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Putting data into action

By Ron Cullen, Chief Executive, Renal Association The UK Renal Registry’s mission statement, “Putting Data into Action” aims to improve patient care by national audit and supporting research, innovation and quality improvement (QI).  As the quality of the Registry’s data has improved, so has the desire to make a positive difference to kidney patients with the data we collect, and to ensure “quality assurance and quality…

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Dying for a drink…. but which IV fluid?

Summer is finally here!  24’C outside and the hospital radiators in my office are still on!  I’m hot, thirsty and so are my patients on the ward.  In the news, unbelievably there are still recurring headlines of patients dying from thirst in UK hospitals and care homes.1 Why is it so hard to ensure patients are getting enough to drink?  Why is this still happening? If…

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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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