The audit

The National CKD Audit will be implemented in England and Wales to provide a comprehensive picture of management and outcomes for people with CKD stages 3-5 in the region.

It aims to improve the quality of patient care and assesses of each GP practice against NICE CKD quality guidelines and standards to encourage quality improvement. The results of the audit will enable comparison between Practices, and will both identify and help GPs share best practice.

The linkage of Primary Care data to HES/PEDW and ONS will help identify gaps and shortfalls in commissioned services, as well as assisting in evaluation of those provided.

The Audit will seek to address these questions.