Term   Description
Audit

An audit is a planned and documented activity performed by qualified personnel to determine by investigation, examination, or evaluation of objective evidence, the adequacy and compliance with established procedures, or applicable documents, and the effectiveness of implementation.

The National CKD Audit aims to investigate the pervelence of CKD and identify whether the management of CKD can be improved through better early stage diagnosis.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)  

CKD means that your kidneys are diseased or damaged in some way, or are ageing. As a result, your kidneys may not work as well as they used to. So, the various functions of the kidney can be affected. A whole range of conditions can cause CKD. 

Chronic means ongoing (persistent or long-term). It does not mean severe as some people think. You can have a mild chronic disease. Many people have mild CKD.

CKD can sometimes be described as chronic renal failure.

Further information can be found here.

Pseudoanonymisation

Pseudoanonymisation is described by the NHS as:

“the technical process of replacing person identifiers in a dataset with other values (pseudonyms) available to the data user, from which the identities of individuals cannot be intrinsically inferred, for example replacing an NHS number with another random number, replacing a name with a code or replacing an address with a location code. Pseudonyms themselves should not contain any information that could identify the individual to which they relate (e.g. should not be made up of characters from the date of birth, etc.).”