Working together to improve care for chronic kidney disease

In early June, Brisbane North PHN hosted a clinical audit and education evening attended by GPs and practice nurses from six practices in the area as part of the Keeping Kidneys Integrated Care for Chronic Kidney Disease (KICk CKD) project.

The KICk CKD project is a collaboration between Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane North PHN and the Queensland University of Technology.

The project aims to improve the care delivered to patients with, or at risk of, chronic kidney disease in Caboolture and surrounding areas by: • improving access to integrated care closer to home • improving knowledge and confidence in primary care • working towards a sustainable model of integrated care.

The education evening focused on using practice data to improve diagnosis and management of patients, also featured a presentation by Dr. Adrian Kark about the diagnosis, monitoring and management of chronic kidney disease.

Other elements of the Keeping Kidneys Integrated Care for Chronic Kidney Disease project include the GP with special interest clinic based at Caboolture and the chronic kidney disease shared care pathway.

For more information on the project contact Practice Development Officer, Amie Horwood on 07 3490 3454.