The National CKD Audit is a partnership between: 


University College London, Centre for Nephrology brings a breadth of expertise applied to renal research, clinical care and training.  The Centre's guiding principle is to encourage all staff to engage in collaborative research and to exploit the wide range of skills available.



 The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.



 The Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) supports practices in delivering high quality primary care in a challenging inner city environment. This innovative unit, based in the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, has been supporting primary care for over 20 years.



The National Audit has been commissioned by:


The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) was established in April 2008 to promote quality in healthcare, and in particular to increase the impact that clinical audit has on healthcare quality in England and Wales. It is led by a consortium of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of Nursing and National Voices (formerly the Long-term Conditions Alliance). HQIP is a charity and company limited by guarantee. 

HQIP sees clinical audit as one essential tool in a much broader range of activity to improve quality in healthcare. We believe that clinical audit is a quality improvement methodology to be used alongside a range of other techniques under the broader Quality Improvement banner. HQIP will promote any improvement methodology that has proven effectiveness and appropriateness.