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 …

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 …

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 …