Professor Nicola Thomas, honorary nurse consultant, on how to carry out a review in patients with chronic kidney disease
Key learning points
- Chronic kidney disease needs to be monitored at least annually, to identify those at high risk of rapidly declining kidney function
- Chronic kidney disease is common, but only a very small percentage of people who have it require dialysis or transplantation
- There is much that can be done to slow the progression of kidney disease in partnership with the patient
Professor Nicola Thomson is a professor of kidney care at London South Bank University and honorary nurse consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust
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