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UK Kidney Association Learning Hub
Our educational resources
Learn about kidney care and research through our eLearning courses, developed by leading professors and expert practitioners.
Join our informative online webinars on kidney disease and nephrology to gain valuable insights from leading experts.
Explore our advanced eLearning courses covering chronic kidney disease, transplantation, acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, clinical guidelines, and more. Created by distinguished nephrology professors and tailored to nephrologists, nephrology students, and other healthcare professionals, these courses offer comprehensive insights to keep you updated on the latest advancements in kidney health, ultimately aiming to improve patient care and outcomes.
Our CKD eLearning Courses
Our Nursing eLearning Courses
The Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership (KQIP) working together to develop, support and share improvement in kidney services to improve people's health and add value.
Events and Webinars
UK Kidney Week is the UK’s largest conference for the professional kidney community.
Corpus Christi College, Oxford
British Association for Paediatric Nephrology & French Société de Néphrologie Péadiatrique Joint Meeting
Pembroke College, Oxford
Arden Hotel, Birmingham
Watch recordings from past events and webinars
Advanced Nephrology Course 2023
Here you will find the recordings of the plenary sessions and some workshops as given during the Advanced Nephrology Course from January 2023.
Overview of high impact clinical trials webinar
EMPA-Kidney and STOP-ACEi trial principal investigators Will Herrington and Sunil Bhandari showcase the results of these landmark studies. This webinar focuses on clinically relevant results and includes discussions on next steps and approaches to implementation.
Additional Educational Resources
Organised by Topic
Clinical Practice Guidelines
- UKKA Guidelines and Commentaries: The UKKA produces commentaries stating which NICE and KDIGO recommendations the UKKA endorses. The UKKA also produces guidelines for topics not covered by KDIGO and NICE, typically on smaller topics thought to be important to UK nephrology.
Chronic Kidney Disease
- The UK eCKD Guide: The UK eCKD Guide is derived from the NICE, SIGN, and UK Kidney Association guidelines. It aims to provide quick online support for the diagnosis and management of CKD.
- Chronic Kidney Disease Explained: CKD Explained provides information about how the kidneys work, and how to get better care for CKD. It includes information about CKD basics, causes, prevention, dialysis and transplantation, diagnosis, and treatment.
Acute Kidney Injuries
- UKKA Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Kidney Injury: These guidelines cover the prevention, detection, management and follow-up of acute kidney injury (AKI) in adults, children and young people in both primary and secondary care and targets health care staff and organisations involved in the delivery of this care as well as relevant patient groups.
- Think Kidneys Acute Kidney Injury awareness site: Think Kidneys is the NHS’s campaign programme for tackling acute kidney injury. Its aims are to reduce avoidable harm and death for people with acute kidney injury, and to improve care for patients whether in hospital or at home.
Rare Kidney Diseases
- Rare Renal - UK Kidney Association National Registry of Rare Kidney Diseases: It is often hard to find detailed information on rare diseases because they affect so few patients. Doctors may only treat a few patients with a rare disease in their whole career. This site aims to provide information and links to 30 different rare renal conditions and their current activity such as patient support groups and research. The site provides information for patients and clinicians.
- Rare Disease - Complement Pathway Disease Curriculum: The International Society of Nephrology eLearning reviewing the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of various complement-mediated kidney diseases, including: thrombotic microangiopathy, C3G, lupus nephritis, and ANCA-associated vasculitis.
- Peritoneal Dialysis Academy 2020 recordings: The PD Academy covers all aspects of care of a PD patient. Typically held in person, the 2020 lecture series was held online due to COVID and its recordings are available on the UKKA website. These recorded lectures cover assisted PD, catheter insertion, acute PD, complications, prescribing and more.
- ISN Global Trials Focus: The ISN Advancing Clinical Trials team presents a monthly round up of randomised trials in nephrology. They select trials not only for impact, but also to showcase the diversity of research produced by the global nephrology community. Each trial is reviewed in context and has a risk of bias assessment. The showcase aims to drive improvements in trial quality and promote greater engagement in trial activity.
- ISN Advancing Clinical Trials Toolkit: To support the growing global need for kidney disease research, the ISN has created this clinical trial toolkit, offering guidance for nephrologists and researchers, regardless of their experience level or resources. Use this resource to learn how to initiate or participate in clinical trials, which are crucial for advancing patient care in nephrology.
Kidney Organisations and Journals
- UKKA Information and Resources: The main UKKA website has links to a wide variety of kidney organisations in the UK and internationally, as well as kidney research journals and a history of nephrology.
Organised by Audience
Patients and Family Members
- Kidney Care UK: Kidney Care UK is the UK's leading kidney patient support charity. They offer practical, emotional and financial help, and make sure no one faces kidney disease alone.
- InfoKID - Information for parents and carers about children's kidney conditions: infoKID provides information for parents and carers about kidney conditions in babies, children and young people. Read about conditions, tests, treatments and supporting information, on screen or in downloadable leaflets.
- Kidney Research UK - Kidney Health Information: Kidney Research UK provides patients with answers to frequently asked questions about kidneys and kidney diseases, and makes several patient leaflets available in electronic or print format.
- National Kidney Federation: The National Kidney Federation provides patient support services and practical information on living with kidney disease.
- Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Charity: The PKD Charity provides support to PKD patients, carers, and family members, organises educational events, promotes PKD awareness, and publishes information about PKD.
- Kidney Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM): The Kidney PRIM is a national annual survey of kidney patients, which aims to help teams understand how patients feel about their experience of care, show where improvements can be made, and give the UKKA a national picture of people's experience of care.
- UKKA RaDaR rare disease registry: This website provides information for patients about the conditions currently recruiting for the RaDaR rare disease registry.
- NHS Cambridge University Hospitals Patient Information about Kidneys and about Dialysis: These NHS websites provide patient information on kidney health, conditions, treatments, and medicines.
Nephrologists, Doctors, and Nephrology Students
- European Renal Association: The ERA research and education site has eSeminars, webcasts, and Continuing Medical Education courses. They provide a Neph-Manual eBook and clinical trials fellowships to support trainee nephrologists.
- The International Society of Nephrology: The ISN hosts webinars, online courses, and in-person courses covering a wide range of specialist nephrology topics as well as online kidney education resources for primary care physicians.
- IgA Nephropathy Prediction Tool: IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) is a common cause of kidney disease in most parts of the world, especially in young adults. The International IgA NEPHROPATHY Prediction Tool helps to predict the risk of worsening kidney function.
- ANN-UK eLearning: ANN-UK hosts a national renal nursing course for registered nurses with at least 6 months experience in kidney care and webinars for members.
Academic and Clinical Researchers
UK Kidney Association Data
- UK Renal Registry (UKRR): The UK Renal Registry (UKRR) collates data from renal centres and hospital laboratories to improve the care of patients with kidney disease in the UK. The UKRR team manages data collection, analysis and reporting on approximately 67,000 people on RRT and on about 500,000 people with an AKI each year. The UKRR maintains datasets of CKD/AKI clinical, lab AKI, COVID-19, CKD patient measures, and NHS England quality dashboards.
- National Registry of Rare Kidney Diseases (RaDaR): The National Registry of Rare Kidney Diseases (RaDaR) is a UK Kidney Association initiative designed to pull together information from patients with certain rare kidney diseases. There are 104 NHS sites contributing to RaDaR, which include all UK adult and paediatric renal centres and a number of hospitals with no renal centre, where patients are seen by a visiting nephrologist. To date, 26,913 UK patients have been recruited (up to Jan 2021). RaDaR focuses specifically on rare renal conditions and holds detailed information on people with these conditions, including where they live, what treatment they are receiving, relevant blood and imaging results and how they are responding to treatment.
- Kidney Research UK - Research Funding: Kidney Research UK invests in kidney research and provides information on grant funding.
- The International Society of Nephrology - Grants: The ISN provides education and training grants, clinical research grants, and more. Many grants target researchers from low, lower-middle, and upper-middle countries.
- European Renal Association Fellowships: The ERA funds fellowships to support clinical training and research in the field of nephrology. The ERA also funds MSc in Clinical Trials fellowships.
Webinars, Courses, Continuing Professional Development, and Research Toolkits
- European Renal Association (ERA): The ERA hosts eSeminars, webcasts, Continuing Medical Education courses,
- The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Education Site: The ISN hosts webinars, online courses, and in-person courses covering a wide range of specialist nephrology topics.
- The ISN Clinical Trial Toolkit: This toolkit is aimed at nephrologists and researchers in nephrology from all parts of the globe – regardless of their level of clinical trial experience and their local resources. It aims to provide a guidance for anyone wishing to start a clinical trial or to participate as a trial site.
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