The work of the Yorkshire and the Humber Renal Network, as supported by the Clinical Networks, has now come to a close and these webpages will no longer be updated. 

Renal Work Priorities

Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a sudden and recent reduction in a person’s kidney function. It is not caused as a result of a physical blow to the body. AKI is strongly associated with mortality, increased lengths of stay, chronic morbidity and increased healthcare costs.  AKI is a key priority for Renal – click here to read more.


Conservative Care

Continue to support increased access to conservative kidney care. The Yorkshire and the Humber Conservative Care Forum (see Meetings section for the date of the next meeting) continues to meet to share best practice and support patients & health care professionals.


Home Therapies & Self-Care

Continue to promote and support increased access to home therapies (home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and self-care. The Yorkshire and the Humber Home Therapies Forum (see Meetings section for the date of the next meeting) continues to meet to share best practice and support patients & health care professionals.


Kidney Transplantation

Establish a collaborative approach to support an increase in transplantation in Yorkshire and the Humber.  A Yorkshire and the Humber Transplant Forum has been established to progress work in this area (see Meetings section for the date of the next meeting).  Priorities include ensuring timely listing for transplantation, harmonisation of pathways and increasing kidney transplantation in BAME communities.


Shared Haemodialysis Care

To support an increase in the number of patients undertaking Shared Haemodialysis Care. The aim of Shared Haemodialysis Care (SHC) is to give haemodialysis patients the opportunity and necessary support to become active partners in their own care.  Work to promote SHC continues in Yorkshire and the Humber and a Network of units is developing across the country. SHC is included on the agenda of the Yorkshire and the Humber Home Therapies Forum and the SCN is hosting the annual national SHC Learning Event (see Meeting section for the details).


Variation

Undertake work to determine any variation in renal care, both in primary and secondary care.  This includes the development of a dashboard of renal data, undertaking an annual survey of dialysis capacity across the region, and providing analysis and commentary on the annual UK Renal Registry Report.

 

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