Kidney patients should get more care from nurse practitioners and have dialysis closer to homeBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39111.705162.DB (Published 01 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:226
- Roger Dobson
More kidney transplantations, care that is planned better, and more people having dialysis are among the priorities of England's new national clinical director for renal services.
Donal O'Donoghue, a consultant renal physician who takes up his three days a week post immediately, also wants to see more seamless care, so that patients with kidney disease do not have to see a range of different professionals for their problems in areas such as blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol concentrations.
“The appointment [of a national clinical director] is a recognition of renal services: …