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Kidney Health in Your Hands  East Midlands conference

  • Wednesday 26th November 2014 

  • 9.30am to 4.30pm

  • Holywell Park, Holywell Way, Loughborough, LE11 3GR

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The morning session of the conference will focus on Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and the afternoon session will focus on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).


Aims of the conference are:

  • To promote the need for primary care, community and secondary care to focus on CKD and AKI
  • To share information on current improvement work within East Midlands and nationally
  • To create a compelling case for action by providers and commissioners to improve CKD and AKI management
  • To get your input into shaping the Strategic Clinical Network’s quality improvement programme on CKD & AKI


Please see attached flyer. The programme is in the process of being finalised.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Richard Fluck, National Clinical Director for Renal Disease, NHS England will be giving the key note speech at the conference.

Why focus on Chronic Kidney Disease & Acute Kidney Injury?

AKI is common, harmful and preventable and is a significant patient safety issue

  •  1 in 5 emergency admissions into hospital are associated with AKI of which 24% of patients will die
  • 61% of AKI cases arise in the community, 39% are hospital acquired
  • Up to 100,000 deaths per annum are associated with AKI (compared to 35,000 deaths due to lung cancer)
  • Severe AKI (stage 3) is one of the strongest predictors of mortality in hospitalised patients
  • Between 25% and 33% of deaths from AKI have the potential to be preventable
  • Patients with AKI have an increased length of stay, higher rates of readmissions and increased risk of developing CKD in the future
  • Cost of AKI estimated as £500 million per year (NHS Kidney Care)

CKD is common and there are significant opportunities to improve diagnosis and management and patient outcomes


  • Over 182,000 patients are diagnosed with CKD in East Midlands
  • Over 52,000 patients (1 in 5) are undiagnosed with CKD in East Midlands
  • 7.2% of people aged 30 years have CKD and the prevalence rises to nearly 40% in elderly populations
  • Patients with CKD are much more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than they are to require dialysis or kidney transplantation
  •  3 out of 10 patients with CKD in East Midlands have a blood pressure above target levels
  • Early identification and improved management of CKD can reduce costly dialysis and transplantation
  • It is planned that CCG’s will take over the commissioning of dialysis treatment from 1st April 2015

Who should attend the conference?

Acute & Community Trusts

  • Medical Directors
  • Emergency Care Clinical and Manager Leads
  • Consultant Nephrologists
  • Acute Physicians

Clinical Commissioning Groups

  • Clinical and Commissioning Leads for Cardiovascular Disease, Long Term Conditions, Urgent Care
  • Nurse Directors

Area Teams

  • Nursing Directors
  • Medical Directors
  • Patient Safety Leads

  • Post Graduate Education Leads
  • GP Post Graduate Education Leads
  • AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative
  • Patients and Patient Representatives


To register your place for the conference please click on link below: 

If you have any questions about the conference please contact Martin Cassidy on 07917 080651 or via email


CKD Conference Flyer 26th November 2014

Information about the event Download Document