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Self Care Week 18 – 24 November

Kidney Care Community Leads the Way in Promoting the Benefits of Self Care Self Care is an initiative encouraging people to keep themselves well and manage their health conditions by sharing responsibility for their health and wellbeing with their clinical team. Not just about knowing what to do when you have a bout of ‘flu, self care can be appropriate for people living with long term…

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‘My Tipping Point’ by Jonathon Hope

A Difficult Start Around 40 years ago, at the age of 12, I began to get initial signs that my kidneys weren’t well.  Four years later at boarding school, my kidneys failed and 147 of the next 365 days were spent in hospital. As a nervous and unhappy child, this was a terrifying and utterly devastating experience. I quickly became overwhelmed and despite the often outstanding…

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Sustainable Quality Improvement

Members of the Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership (KQuIP) went to the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare sustainable QI training day last month.  A blog is now available reflecting on the day and how KQuIP could promote sustainability through the QI networks that are developing.  For more information on implementing sustainable quality improvement, there are resources available via the KQuIP hub here.

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South London Learning and Sharing event report

On Wednesday 9th October 2019, all the renal units in South London came together to discuss their quality improvement priorities, plan projects and share learning. The event was delivered by the South London Renal Clinical Alliance in partnership with KQuIP with over 100 members of the multi-professional teams, patients, commissioners and managers in attendance. A report from the South London Renal Clinical Alliance KQuIP Learning and…

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Sustainable Quality Improvement and the triple bottom line

Reflections on training with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare On 4 October, North Bristol – where I live – joined many NHS Trusts in declaring a climate emergency “to show a clear and positive commitment to tackle it and its effects on the health of our population”.  Shortly after this, during two weeks of climate action by the protest group Extinction Rebellion, hundreds of health workers…

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