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.
2 March 2022
A new collaboration to help patients with nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disease, has been announced by the University of Bristol and Evotec SE. Under the collaboration, Evotec will receive access to longitudinal samples from an international patie...
28 January 2022
Our team welcomed two new members at the end of 2021 and start of 2022 as Connie Shiridzinomwa and Heidi Andrews joined as Senior Project Managers. Heidi is with us two days per week, working with the Sexual Health Improvement Programme and Kidney Dise...
14 October 2021
Bristol Health Partners held its annual Conference on Tuesday 12 October 2021. Like last year, the event was held online due to the ongoing pandemic, with more than 110 academics, clinicians, commissioners and others from organisations across Bristol, Sou...
20 July 2021
Dominic Taylor, Director of the Kidney Disease HIT, shares an update on the team’s achievements in the past year. One in 10 people in the UK have significantly reduced kidney function (Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD). These people have an increased ris...
19 November 2020
Purespring Therapeutics will become one of the first kidney gene therapy companies The University of Bristol has secured a £45million deal to advance its groundbreaking gene therapy technology for chronic kidney diseases. The commitment, made by healthc...
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.