Renal units across the East and West Midlands come together to improve access to dialysis at home

Despite national professional guidance and patient groups stating more people wish to dialyse at home there has been little consistent progress towards this in the last 10 years. In January 2019, ten renal units across the East and West Midlands began working together to address this unmet need, launching the national quality improvement project, DAYLife. The projects key objectives are to improve the care of people…

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Paediatric KQuIP projects launched

Following the national meeting in November 2018, over 60 members of the multi-professional teams, patients and families came together on Friday 28th June in Birmingham to launch the Paediatric Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership (KQuIP).  The day was co-chaired by Daljit Hothi, consultant nephrologist from GOSH, and Kamal Dhesi, patient advocate and carer.  13 renal units from across the UK were represented and received a whistle-stop tour…

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Comprehensive kidney patient transport guidance launched

Vital guidance has been launched today in a new report ‘Dialysis Transport – finding a way together’. The report is the work of the Dialysis Transport Working Group, a coalition of patient organisations; Kidney Care UK, the Renal Association, the British Renal Society and the National Kidney Federation. Guidance is needed because 50% of all non-emergency patient transport paid for by the NHS is for dialysis  patients,…

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