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NHS Kidney Care online library

Here you will find a list of documents and DVDs produced by NHS Kidney Care, which are available for you to order, free of charge.
 
The documents can also be downloaded electronically, and the films viewed online.
 
If you would like to order any of the following resources, download an order form here

 

September 2011
Looks at the carer’s role and highlights the realities of life for the family members and partners of those on home dialysis.
 
 
 
British Journal of Primary Care Nursing CKD 2011
August 2011
A special issue of the British Journal of Primary Care Nursing (BJPCN), this looks at the functions of the kidney and the causes and risk factors of CKD, and how the care of patients can be improved. 
 
 

 

August 2011
Update to the 2010 publication Developing Robust Reference Costs for Kidney Transplantation in Adults (see below), this report looks at whether there have been improvements in the quality of reference cost data, and identifies areas and issues that require further attention.
 
 
 
June 2011
Highlights the extent of the problem of AKI and the quality, safety and resource implications of failing to prevent and promptly treat the condition. It sets out clear actions that can be undertaken to improve care for acutely unwell patients and offers examples and case studies of what works well. (Link to AKI resource pack)
 
 
June 2011
Pulls together some of the emerging themes that came out of a joint NHS Kidney Care and National Kidney Federation workshop for kidney patients and their carers.
 
 
 
June 2011
Supports clinicians, coders and information system managers working with renal units to ensure that patients’ diagnoses and treatments are recorded accurately.  
 
 
 
 
May 2011
Highlights the inequalities that exist in CKD between people of different backgrounds, ethnicity and age. It summarises the current evidence base, looking at the prevalence of CKD, key risk factors, access to renal replacement therapy (RRT), and access to transplantation.
 
 
 
May 2011
Brings together five short films that NHS Kidney Care has commissioned about home therapies, acting as a training and education tool for patients considering different dialysis options. The films show a range of viewpoints and highlight personal experiences of home therapies, including peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis.

 

March 2011

Provides facts about diabetes with kidney disease, including how common it is and what puts people at risk, as well as what can be done and the cost-effectiveness of different interventions.

 

 
 
March 2011
A sponsored supplement distributed with the Spring 2011 issue of the British Journal of Renal Medicine, containing updates on the priorities and key workstreams of NHS Kidney Care.  
 
 
 
March 2011

Outlines basic facts about kidney disease in England, including how common it is, what makes people at risk, and the associated costs.

 
 
 
October 2010
This report uses powerful personal stories to give a very honest account of life on home dialysis. Following the journey towards home dialysis, it highlights the positive and negative experiences of home therapies.
 
 

 

March 2010
Provides guidance on addressing the key quality issues for the costing of kidney transplantation and a fact sheet to help improve the quality of the reference cost submission. It also provides a robust cost template for providers and commissioners to use in the 2010/11 contracting process.
 
 
February 2010
Looks at the perceived barriers to home haemodialysis and proposes solutions by outlining key learning in relation to ‘what works’ in renal units; discussing the patient perspective, and outlining costs and tariffs.
 
 
 
February 2010
Intended for service providers, specialised commissioners, and patients considering home haemodialysis, this toolkit highlights clinical evidence from an extensive literature review, examples of ‘what works’, and patient experiences. Specification for the Commissioning of Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Pathway The first comprehensive guide to best practice Peritoneal Dialysis (PD). Written for commissioners and providers of renal services, it is intended to be a vital tool in broadening the delivery of high quality PD, driving forward service improvement by offering greater choice and flexibility for patients across England.
 
June 2009
This report was the first time the National End of Life Care strategy had been tailored for a specific condition. NHS Kidney Care is now coming to the end of an 18-month project to implement the recommendations in the report by funding three project sites (Bristol, Manchester and London).
 
 
May 2009
A special issue commissioned by NHS Kidney Care, designed to update GPs and provide examples of tools to help primary care detect early CKD and prevent it’s progression
 
March 2009
Report from a consensus conference about AKI held at the Royal College of Physicians, London.
 
 
 
March 2009
Designed for kidney patients to plan for and record the outcomes of meetings and appointments with their healthcare team.. It has been developed by NHS Kidney Care as a platform to enable each kidney service around the country to work with their patients to devise a tailored care plan.
 
 

The following documents cannot be ordered as hard copies, but are available to download:

October 2011
Detailed local findings of the 2010 Patient Transport Survey. There is one report available for each CCG patch.
 
 
 
 
September 2011
Explores the roles and achievements of three network managers, and highlights the vital role that kidney care networks play in a ensuring that all kidney patients receive timely and high quality care from the moment they are diagnosed.
 
 
 
September 2011
Report of the first phase of the Renal PatientView evaluation, which includes results of analysis of web analytics data and thematic analysis of online forum entries.
 
 
 
 
April 2011
Examines the evidence relating to the experiences of patients and healthcare professionals in the care planning process, in order to determine factors that influence successful development of a care plan.  
 
 
 
April 2011
Literature review that looks at whether peer support is an effective means of addressing the isolation sometimes experienced by those who dialyse at home, and those who care for them.
 
 
 
March 2010

One profile for each of the 152 Primary Care Trusts, these are designed to help commissioners and healthcare providers assess local kidney care need and current service levels.

 

 
 
October 2009
Achieving autonomy is the new way of working for modern day kidney services. This seven-step toolkit is intended to provide a quick guide through a stepped process, of the areas to consider when planning this journey.
 
 
 
June 2009
This report provides a financial basis for considering a best practice tariff approach to the commissioning of kidney dialysis, offering an opportunity to both introduce the service into the scope of PbR and improve the quality of service through incentivising best clinical practice.
 
 

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