Report reveals disparities in kidney health across the UK

Report reveals disparities in kidney health across the UK
This week, ahead of World Kidney Day, Kidney Research UK has published a report into kidney health inequalities in the UK, which shows how particular groups of people are at greater risk of developing kidney disease. It explains that these groups face worse outcomes from kidney disease and sets out the research needed to address these challenges.

The report was launched at an event in the House of Commons, involving Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for NHS England as well as patients and renal experts. It has found that social deprivation, ethnicity, gender, age, geography and mental health all have a part to play in kidney health inequalities.

The report summarises an academic review of evidence led by Dr Fergus Caskey (Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust) and Dr Gavin Dreyer (Barts Health Department of Nephrology and Barts Health Diabetic Kidney Centre). The project involved 60 members of the renal community and recommends ways that research leaders can rise to the challenges that kidney health inequalities present.

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