Following input from the renal community KQuIP will be focusing on three priority areas for national quality improvement projects. These projects are all at different stages of development and further details on each one can be found below.
Improving access to kidney transplantation. Pre-emptive transplant listing and kidney transplantation rates vary across the UK. Transplant First has been developed in the West Midlands by the West Midlands Clinical Network. Read more about Transplant First here.
Wide variation exists in access for patients to both peritoneal as well as home haemodialysis. KQuIP presented at the 9th UK Annual Dialysis Conference in September 2016 and agreed joint work to develop a national QI project to increase home therapies. KQuIP workstreams will develop resources to support unit and regional QI in this area. Further information on Home Therapies will follow shortly.
MAGIC – Managing Access by Generating Improvements in Cannulation. Aiming to reduce variation, improve incidence and prevalence rates, improve patient experience, and reduce complications of cannulation of arteriovenous fistulae and grafts. Work on this project is about to commence with the focus being on education packages in the first instance. This is a joint project between the BRS VA Special Interest group and the Vascular Access Society for Britain and Ireland (VASBI) with KQuIP providing support. Read more about the MAGIC project here.