Transplant First: What are the common themes we are finding from working with regions?

Dr Kerry Tomlinson, Transplant First National Project Lead The Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership (KQuIP) has visited most regions in England and facilitated group discussions around barriers to access to best practice transplantation. In every region there are areas of good practice, but no region has transplant listing absolutely cracked and we found several themes which keep repeating themselves. I presented these at UK Kidney Week (UKKW)…

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Leading quality improvement as a renal registrar

I gradually gained the confidence and felt more comfortable in switching roles between team leader and team worker… Dr Khai Ping Ng (Renal Registrar, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire), DAYLife project, West Midlands KQuIP Network When I casually expressed my interest in getting ‘some experience in leadership or management’ as one of my aims as a final year renal registrar to the clinical service lead…

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Being a Transplant Recipient: The good, the bad, the ugly and the future

My name is Philippa.  I first heard ‘hypertension’ mentioned during my pregnancies in 1978 and 79, when I was hospitalised for rest as there was a risk of eclampsia.  Next time I heard the ‘hypertension’ word – and that my kidney results were not good – was in 2007. My GP called me into his surgery to say I should start medication.  I was very reluctant…

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“Our collective Patient Voice is strong and powerful to effect change, behaviour and ultimately improvement”

My name is Nick Palmer, I am Head of Patient Support and Advocacy for Kidney Care UK. Importantly I am a kidney patient and bring my unique insight to add to the collage that already exists. Living with kidney disease, its symptoms and side effects of treatment, is comparable to any other devastating disease, such as Cancer.  At times it can be emotionally as well as…

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MAGIC Staff Education Materials webinar

Katie Fielding, project lead, held a webinar with the QI Leads sharing the staff education tools from the BRS Cannulation Recommendations and the e-learning modules developed by the MAGIC steering group. MAGIC presentation Pre-Needling Assessment AVF Cannulation Decision Making Model Area Puncture Action Chart The regional programme manager will be supporting the units to implement these tools/ webinar in their units. A follow up conference call…

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