Experts to discuss how recommendations from GIRFT’s renal report can be put into practice

A panel of experts in renal medicine are coming together for a webinar to discuss how the new national report from Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) – alongside collaboration with other national bodies – can deliver improved patient care, address variation and redesign services for the specialty.

GIRFT’s clinical leads Dr Will McKane and Dr Graham Lipkin will be joined by leading figures from the UK Kidney Association (UKKA), Renal Service Transformation Programme (RSTP), Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership (KQuIP), Kidney Care UK (KCUK) and National Kidney Federation (NKF) to look at how far-reaching recommendations from the GIRFT report can now be put into practice.

The webinar takes place on December 9 2021 at 1pm. Register here.

The new GIRFT report makes 18 important recommendations to improve NHS services for hundreds of thousands of patients in the more advanced stages of kidney disease – those with severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) or those receiving dialysis or a kidney transplant for complete kidney failure (renal replacement therapy, RRT). The report also defines recommendations for improving the management of the common but severe condition, acute kidney injury (AKI).

It is based on insight from extensive benchmarked data as well as visits to all 52 adult renal centres in England, including the 19 transplant centres, and is supported by a number of professional societies and kidney patient charities.

The webinar will comprise a presentation by the GIRFT leads, followed by a roundtable discussion hosted by Professor Paul Cockwell, co-chair of the UK Kidney Association (UKKA). They will be joined by:

  • Dr Neil Ashman: RSTP clinical director
  • Dr Sharlene Greenwood: UKKA co-chair
  • Rachel Gair: KQuIP programme lead
  • Dr Javeria Peracha: GIRFT renal medicine clinical fellow
  • Fiona Loud: KCUK policy director
  • Kirit Modi: NKF honorary president

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