- Develop an evidence base surrounding the implementation and effectiveness of kidney health prevention initiatives, understand and addressing gaps at population level
- Engage with partner organisations at a strategic level, other organisations and primary care providers in order to build relationships to deliver future initiatives
- Increase understanding and involvement to raise the profile of kidney health/conditions in professionals and the general public
- Facilitate self-management in the context of patient safety and medicine management to improve outcomes.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
- Address the gap between expected and observed prevalence of CKD
- Improve the detection and management of CKD in general practice
- Improve blood pressure control for patients with CKD according to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance.
Acute kidney injury (AKI)
- Improve the prevention, detection and management of AKI in primary and secondary care, and across the interface
- Develop and implement resources to improve care for patients at risk of, or who have experienced, AKI
- Understand the processes of audit and feedback to support the implementation of AKI initiatives
- Explore the experience of care for patients with an episode of care complicated by AKI
- Evaluate the implementation of AKI quality improvement initiatives.
- Provide a platform for a large scale evaluation of complex interventions to support improved kidney health
- Better understand the barriers and enablers to facilitate change
- Support developments for awareness raising, education, behavioural change and implementation/quality improvement
- Co-creation, engagement and involvement, and the development of a ‘community’ for kidney health change, to be a feature of communications activities
- Develop enduring partnerships, both locally, regionally and nationally, to facilitate alignment and/or collaboration with wider initiatives
- Make a significant contribution to the strategic goals of CLAHRC Greater Manchester and the NIHR.