Chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is when your kidneys stop working properly and mainly associated with getting older. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is when there is sudden damage to your kidneys which stops them working.  The number of people in Salford with chronic kidney disease is around 11,000, although 3,500 of those are thought to be undiagnosed adults.


Below is a summary of the standard for chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury. 

 

What you should expect from your GP practice: 

 

  • If you are at risk, you will be offered a test for chronic kidney disease (CKD)

  • If you are diagnosed with CKD, you will agree a plan with your GP to find out the cause and possible treatment options

  • Your GP will manage your CKD in line with NICE (National Institute for Clinical Evidence) guidance

  • The practice will aim to achieve set blood pressure targets for CKD patients

  • If you are at high risk of acute kidney injury (AKI), you will be given cards with advice on and healthcare professionals will make sure you understand the information and the reasons behind the advice being given

  • If you have an AKI while admitted to hospital, your GP practice should follow up once you are discharged and do another medication review

  • Practice staff should take part in training sessions provided by renal consultants at Salford Royal

 

Last updated November 2017.