National NICE Quality Standard for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults
Friday 19 January 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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“Around 2.6 million people in England have CKD and approximately 60,000 people die prematurely each year because of the disease.” NICE July 2017
This conference focuses on improving care and outcomes for people with Chronic Kidney Disease and implementing the Updated NICE Quality Standard released in July 2017. Chaired by Jonathan Hope, a CHD Patient and Patient Co-Chair, Think Kidneys, the conference will demonstrate how to improve practice against the new quality statements.
“We know that a high number of people with long-term kidney problems will develop cardiovascular disease. This means they have an increased risk of suffering a fatal heart attack or stroke. It is important for healthcare professionals to speak to patients about their treatment options. The effectiveness of statins is now well proven, as is their long term safety. They may appeal to a lot of people who are at risk.” Prof Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive, NICE July 2017
“We welcome this guidance because the recent CKD Audit highlighted that this is not happening consistently across the country right now.” Fiona Loud, Policy Director at Kidney Care UK, July 2017