The Kidney Disease Health Integration Team is a team of clinical staff and patients, working together to improve patient outcomes and care pathways for patients with kidney disease.
The Health Survey for England found that 6-7 per cent of the population has kidney function of less than 60 per cent. This rises to over 30 per cent of the population over 75. The percentage with advanced disease is much lower.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and many of the Kidney Disease HIT members working at full clinical capacity, HIT activity has been paused until September 2020.
8 October 2020
The 2020 Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Team Conference took place as a virtual event over the course of four days (28 September - 1 October 2020). More information on the speakers and sessions can be found here.Presentations from the event an...
19 May 2020
Kidney Disease (formerly known as Chronic Kidney Disease) Health Integration Team Director Dr Dominic Taylor, consultant nephrologist, North Bristol NHS Trust reviews the HIT’s achievements from the last 12 months. Around one in 10 people in the UK hav...
5 June 2019
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have attracted nearly £2.9 million in research funding to Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire during 2018-19, for nearly 40 different projects.
14 May 2019
The Chronic Kidney Disease HIT has published its proof of concept study for tele-clinics for kidney transplant patients in BMJ Open. The study found that the tele-clinics were well received by patients, increased attendance rates and saved money.
25 April 2019
Dr Fergus Caskey gives an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (CKD HIT) over the last year....
24 April 2018
Dr Udaya Udayaraj and Dr Fergus Caskey give an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (CKD HIT) over the last year.
6 November 2017
Telephone clinics for kidney transplant patients are an effective alternative to face-to-face consultations, the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (CKD HIT) has found.
9 May 2017
Dr Udaya Udayaraj gives an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (CKD HIT) over the last year. The CKD HIT aims to improve patient outcomes and care pathways for patients with kidney disease.
1 July 2016
The results of NIHR CLAHRC West's preliminary evaluation of the ‘Health Integration Team’ model have been published in BMC Health Services Research.
27 June 2016
Our 2015-16 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from most of our 20 HITs and a round-up of the...
31 May 2016
Dr Udaya Udayaraj gives an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team over the last year.
26 May 2015
Dr Udaya Udayaraj, Director of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (HIT), gives an update on their work in 2014-15.
12 March 2015
A new website will help bridge the communication gap between healthcare professionals and patients diagnosed with mild chronic kidney disease (CKD) after research revealed a disparity between what GPs explain and what patients understand about the condit...
29 January 2015
The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) has announced the first round of research projects that it will be working on in the first part of 2015.
27 January 2014
A new Health Integration Team (HIT) looking at chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners Executive Group. Led by North Bristol NHS Trust, the team director is Dr Fergus Caskey, Consultant Nephrologist at S...