2019 Renal Nurse of the Year Award

Dear Colleagues The British Renal Society is  delighted to be supporting the 2019 British Journal Of Nursing Awards Renal Nurse of the Year This is your chance to nominate the nurse from your unit who goes above and beyond, putting patient care at the heart of their role. The nurse …

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 …

ANN UK – New Association

BRS are pleased to announce the formation of a new organisation the Association of Nephrology Nurses (ANN UK) ANN UK is a non-profit making membership organisation that aims to provide support for registered and non-registered nurses through education, research, evidence-based practice and by setting national standards for nurses working in …

BSH are excited to announce the publication of two new guidelines

BSH Guideline: Investigation and management of a raised serum ferritin Serum ferritin level is one of the most commonly requested investigations in both primary and secondary care. Whilst low serum ferritin levels invariably indicate reduced iron stores, raised serum ferritin levels can be due to multiple different aetiologies, including iron …