Article: CKD work published by BMJ Quality and Safety Journal

GM CLAHRC’s work on improving the identification and management of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been published in the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal.

The article outlines how the CLAHRC team worked with GP practices during the first CKD project between September 2009 – September 2010 to diagnose patients with CKD earlier and helped to raise awareness on how to manage the condition more effectively. Earlier detection reduces the risks of associated vascular diseases and the project improved the confidence of clinicians in understanding how to manage early stages of CKD in primary care by using a framework for improvement based around implementing NICE CKD guidelines.

The full article is available to read here.