Improving the standard of care of children with kidney disease through paediatric nephrology networks – August 2011 – NHS Kidney Care – August 2011

Posted on September 6, 2011. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Nephrology |

Improving the standard of care of children with kidney disease through paediatric nephrology networks – NHS Kidney Care – August 2011
Report of a working party of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, British Association for Paediatric Nephrology, NHS Kidney Care

Contents
1. The case for change
2. What is a network?
3. Current structures for delivery of care
3.1 Overall structure
3.2 Population bases
3.3 Access to service
3.4 Inter-relationships with other services
3.5 Patient and carer involvement
3.6 Information technology
3.7 Research and audit
4. Commissioning
5. Quality Standards
5.1 Clinical competences
5.2 Disease specific referral criteria
5.3 Disease specific quality standards
6. Workforce Planning
6.1 Tertiary paediatric nephrologists
6.2 Paediatricians with a special interest in paediatric nephrology (SPIN)
6.3 Link paediatricians6.4 Paediatric renal nurses
6.5 Dieticians
6.6 Other allied health professionals
7. References

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