RA/BRS Patient Safety Committee update

The joint efforts to create a truly multi -professional Renal Association/British Renal Society Patient Safety Committee are paying off. Membership now comprises: Drs, technologist, nurses, dietitian, psychologist, pharmacist, Renal Registry secretariat and our medical device specialist from the MHRA. We continue to seek a patient representative and would be happy …

UKKW – Update

The Renal Association and British Renal Society will again host UK Kidney Week together from 3-5 June 2019, at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton. Many of you have contributed to shaping UKKW 2019 and the planning for the meeting is almost complete. The programme committee has worked hard and consulted …

Response to a Regulation 28 Patient Safety Alert

Please find below an alert which is the response of the Renal Association (RA), British Renal Society (BRS) and Intensive care Society (ICS) to a reported death from blood loss following removal of a temporary femoral dialysis catheter. Regulation 28 Patient Safety Alert  

BRS / VASBI Needling Recommendations

On behalf of the BRS Vascular Access Special Interest Group and Vascular Access Society of Britain & Ireland (VASBI) we are pleased to announce the launch of  the Clinical Practice Recommendations for Needling of Arterio venous Fistulae and Grafts for Haemodialysis. The authors are to be congratulated on creating an …

Life Threatening Bleed: Improving Patient Safety

The BRS  Vascular Access Special Interest Group and Vascular Access Society of Britain & Ireland (VASBI)  launch new recommendations and resources to prevent a life threatening bleed from dialysis access. Due to several reported incidents of life-threatening bleeds (LTB) from arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) and grafts (AVG) these two groups have …