CKD Audit Pilot Launches
BMJ Informatica are pleased to announce the launch of the National CKD Audit, a quality improvement programme for Chronic Kidney Disease.
Commissioned by the Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and funded by NHS England as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) and the Welsh Government, BMJ Informatica will run the National Audit with research partners; The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London Centre for Nephrology and the Clinical Effectiveness Group at Queen Mary University of London.
400 practices from around England and Wales have been identified to take part in the pilot phase of the CKD Audit. These practices have been selected from a list of existing BMJ clients to representative national sample. The requirement on practices is small, primarily to upgrade to iCAP version 3.4, when it is released and to use the electronic approval process within iCAP 3.4 to enable the audit.
Participation in the pilot phase of the audit will provide practices with key information to support better CKD care. They will have information on whether people at risk for CKD have been tested, whether all those with evidence of kidney disease have appropriate read codes, and whether patients with CKD have had core elements of care - as defined by the NICE quality standards.
Over 3 years the CKD Audit will collect and analyse 2 rounds of data, producing reports for GP practices, CCG’s/LHBs as well as a publicly available national report. The Audit will also produce Quality Improvement Tools which GPs may wish to use to help manage patients with CKD.