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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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National Kidney Patient Experience survey – open now and throughout June 2019!

The annual, national kidney Patient Reported Experience Measure (Kidney PREM) is open to NHS kidney patients in the United Kingdom from 1st June to 30th June 2019. Designed by patients and professionals working together to find out how kidney patients feel about the services their kidney unit provides, the Kidney PREM helps renal units to understand what they are doing well and where they can do…

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