ANSA Conference 2019

  The Anaemia Nurse Specialist Association are excited to announce the launch of their 19th Annual Conference, which is taking place on 12th April 2019 at the Macdonald Burlington, Birmingham. Talk titles include: – PIVOTAL Update – Barriers to the administration of IV iron – The local implications of PIVOTAL …

World Kidney Day

SAVE THE DATE AND GET INVOLVED Kidney Charities Together (Kidney Care UK, Kidney Research UK, The National Kidney Federation and The Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity) are once again leading the UK initiative around World Kidney Day taking place on 14 March 2019. Help us bring together millions of people across …

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 …