Kidney Health


Programme aims


Our kidney health programme aims to develop and evaluate a whole systems approach to improve the identification and management of kidney disease in the context of supporting vascular health and addressing vulnerability.


As a key vulnerable group, there is a specific focus on patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). These patients need careful management as they are at risk of other associated health complications.




The objectives of our kidney health programme are:


  • As there is limited evidence supporting some improvement initiatives we aim to produce evidence to demonstrate how effective they are, and how they can best be delivered;

  • Build relationships with the key regional and national organisations to support delivery of future projects and clinical care;

  • Increase understanding and involvement of professionals and the general public to raise the profile of kidney health;

  • Support self-management for patients, to improve safety and kidney care.

The kidney health programme consists of several closely aligned research and implementation projects.


More information

Please contact Susan Howard (Programme Manager).