Development and evaluation of a renal learning health system across inner east London

This project aims to increase GP confidence in disease management and improve identification of patients at risk of chronic kidney disease progression.

Tackling acute kidney injury: a multi-centre quality improvement project

Midlands
This project, being led by Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, aims to improve outcomes for patients with acute kidney injury by improving diagnosis, increasing awareness and improving basic elements of patient care. An improvement package that has the potential to save 10,000 lives a year acro...

A programme to spread eGFR graph Surveillance for the early Identification, Support and Treatment of people with progressive Chronic Kidney Disease (ASSIST-CKD)

London
Led by Kidney Research UK, this project will drive large-scale, measurable, sustainable change that reduces the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and support understanding of the clinical course of CKD by patients and primary care clinicians. The project will use a phased approach to impleme...

Safer Clinical Systems: Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust

South west England
Led by a team at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, this project aimed to understand and improve the complex care pathway for patients with end-stage renal failure, particularly those in need of surgery. The work was designed to generate a positive working environment, improve communica...

Enabling self-management and shared haemodialysis care in hospital based dialysis

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, alongside York and Leeds Hospital Trusts, this project aimed to reduce the reliance of dialysis patients on nursing staff by enabling individuals to take control of their dialysis. The team developed a course to equip dialysis nurses with ...

Identification of diabetes patients at risk of renal disease

Midlands
Led by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to develop software that trusts could use to identify diabetic patients at highest risk of developing end stage kidney disease so they can be targeted for intervention. The team developed a database that trusts can use to extract cl...

Mark MacGregor, GenerationQ fellow

Scotland
Mark graduated in medicine and physiology from Glasgow University in 1990, and then trained in general medicine and nephrology, predominantly in the west of Scotland. He was appointed as a consultant physician and nephrologist in 2004, and Clinical Director for Medical Specialties at Crosshous...

Enhancing care and saving lives of people with chronic kidney disease

Led by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, in partnership with organisations around the UK, this project aimed to improve the early detection of and treatment for chronic kidney disease within primary care. The work targeted medical practitioners through a set of interventions based on N...

Quality improvement in chronic kidney disease

London
This project, led by St George’s, University of London and Kidney Research UK, focused on helping GPs identify and manage patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a long-standing clinical problem affecting many patients. The team used three different quality improvement techniques and a progra...

Charlie Tomson, Quality Improvement Fellow

South west England
Charlie is a Consultant Nephrologist at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust. As Chair of the UK Renal Registry 2005-2009, Charlie identified several opportunities to incorporate QI techniques into the measurement of outcomes for kidney patients, including the use of SPC charts to show ...