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…

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Think Kidney’s team member receives award for championing change

And the winner of the Individual Fab Change Champion Award 2018 is Leeanne Lockley! These words resound in my head every day; never in my wildest dreams would I envisage winning a ‘Fab Award’ presented by NHS England CEO Simon Stevens!   But what does this mean? These awards are hosted by the Academy of Fab Stuff. A social movement platform that allows everyone who has made…

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2018 National report of kidney patient experience in the UK

The national report of kidney patient experience in the UK has been published today highlighting that transport (to and from clinics for dialysis); needling (how often the renal team insert dialysis needles with as little pain as possible) and shared decision making about care remain the areas where patients still feel most improvement is needed. The Kidney Patient Reported Experience Measure (Kidney PREM) is a major initiative which aims to put kidney…

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KQuIP South West regional day – report now available

The KQuIP South West regional day summary report is now available to read online. This day was held at the Holiday Inn, Taunton on Thursday 4th October 2018 and brought together the South West renal community including medical, multi-disciplinary colleagues, commissioners and patients to consider and discuss data provided by the UK Renal Registry and NHSBT.  Colleagues from the South West were involved in developing the programme for…

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