What information is collected?

From the GP Primary Care clinical system, the National CKD Audit will collect a patient’s:

  • age, sex, ethnicity, post-code (to calculate Index of Multiple Deprivation [IMD])
  • risk factors and relevant comorbidities for CKD in those who should be tested (cardiovascular disease, smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, atrial fibrillation, obesity, gout, underlying kidney disease, osteoporosis, anaemia, cancer, systemic disease, dementia, mental health problems)
  • medications (anti-hypertensive drugs in different drug classes, statins, nephrotoxic drugs, aspirin, warfarin, diabetes medication) with prescription dates from GP records
  • laboratory tests and results
  • listing on existing registers like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and atrial fibrillation.

We will also collect a wide range of social indicators which are used to audit the equity of care. Most data will be routinely available data (HES/PEDW, ONS, NDA) and/or extracted from GP practice clinical systems.

To find out more about the type of data is collected, please download the Information sheet. For further information on the basis by which audit measures will be calculated please see the Categorisation Method and Variables List.

The full list of READ codes is found here.