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UK Renal Data Collaboration

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Background

The UK Renal Data Collaboration (UKRDC) was formed at a meeting in The University Department of Medicine, The Royal Infirmary Edinburgh on 29 Nov 2012. The current organisations in the UKRDC are the UK Renal Registry (UKRR), the Scottish Renal Registry (SRR), Renal PatientView (RPV), the UK Registry for Rare Kidney Diseases (RADAR) and the British Association for Paediatric Nephrology (BAPN). The UKRDC itself therefore represents a strategic alliance with each organisation retaining their own governance structures through their respective accountable officers. More details are available in the UKRDC White Paper.

Quick link to UKRDC downloads (Acronyms in Renal Medicine, SNOMED CT for Renal EPR Suppliers, UKRDC White Paper)

 

D4D Medicine Reconciliation Pilot - November 2014

As part of a £3.6m competition funded by the Department of Health through the Small Business Research Initiative, and managed by the National Institute for Health Research Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative (NIHR Devices for Dignity HTC), the UKRDC was recently successful in gaining funding for a project to deliver patient results in real time via PatientView along with associated additional modules to allow patients to flag up mistakes and changes in their medical records.

Quick link to D4D downloads (Patient and staff information, patient and staff survey questions & informational poster)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 07:48 Read more...
 

RIXG Outline Standards for Renal Software Tender

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Background

As a step to providing support for renal centres in the procurement of renal software systems, Peter Rowe, Colin Geddes and Keith Simpson (on behalf of RIXG) have produced an outline standards document to inform the tender process.

This document is now available for download and is freely distributable.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 September 2013 09:58 Read more...
 

Renal Informatics Staff

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Background

Over the years renal informatics staff have made many substantial and valuable contributions to the development and running of the various informatics systems in use in renal centres around the country. Indeed many have become extremely skilled in their work and have developed a whole multitude of IT related innovations to help support the clinical service. At the same time, it is widely recognised that there is much variation around the country with respect to the grade, training, support and development of those individuals in these roles - RIXG throught its IT advocate programme carried out a survey in 2008 which clearly demonstrated this (direct link to survey or download pdf file).

As a step to providing support for renal centres in the management of informatics staff, Kate Harris and Cherry Bartlett (on behalf of RIXG) have produced a carefully constructed document which aims to match the various roles of renal informatics support staff to the relevant Agenda for Change profile factors and the relevant NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework dimensions. This document is now available for download and is freely distributable - it has also been passed to NHS Kidney Care and to the BRS for further consideration.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 February 2011 12:05
 

IT Advocate Programme

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Background

Over the years RIXG has worked on behalf of the renal community to try and understand the risks and opportunities which Connecting for Health (CfH) presents, always trying to ensure that the IT expertise of the renal community as well as the needs of community are understood by those with influence over the project.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 February 2011 12:05 Read more...
 
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