One in 10 people live with CKD – that is six million in England. It is estimated that about one in five men and one in four women between the ages of 65 and 74 has some degree of CKD. In 2014/15 there were 188697 people over 18 years of age who had been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease stages 3-5 in the South West. This represents 4.9% of the population.
Source of data – www.ncvin.org.uk Kidney Disease Profiles April 2016
The South West Clinical Network is unable to support a work programme for renal services in 2016/17. The network will continue to support and complete the Home Therapies project started in early 2016. It will also continue to link with the national Think Kidneys programme for Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease and will act as a conduit for information as appropriate.