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QI Training Day One

The unit QI leads and their project teams were invited to attend a day where they would receive more information about their chosen national project, gain new/ build on existing QI skills, and apply these skills to their project. Agenda Presentations Feedback Photos

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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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Samantha, a supporter of DAYLife and home therapies

Samantha has been a dialysis patient for 15 years – half of her life – and with two failed transplants behind her, she’s been on home haemodialysis for the last five years. She’s a fan. Samantha’s renal failure at the age of 16 was of unknown origin. CAPD was selected as the best treatment option for her in an attempt to help her maintain as normal…

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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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