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Thursday 19 September 2019
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PKD team HSJ win
The Salford PKD team

Awards win for polycystic kidney disease team

A project aimed at improving experience and education for patients with polycystic kidney disease has been crowned winner in the HSJ Value Awards.


The awards recognise excellent use of resources, and also seek out examples of demonstrable improvement in outcomes, both within back office functions and clinical initiatives. 


The Salford Polycystic Kidney Disease Multidisciplinary Clinic Pharmacy Led drug education and management project won in the Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Award category.


The specialist clinic was designed following recommendations made PKD patients. A multidisciplinary format has enabled improved patient experience and education. This has increased access to research evidence and opportunities. The clinic has provided ideal format to safely monitor latest disease modifying treatments to slow down their disease.


The patients on the new treatment have seen much slower kidney function decline with 30 per cent stabilising or improving. This reduces the chance they will need dialysis or transplantation, offering significant savings to the NHS.


Dr Grahame Wood, Consultant Renal Physician at Salford Royal, said: “The original concept and design for the new service was led by Salford PKD patients. It’s great to see the success of this model recognised at national level.”

  

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REACHE north west
REACHE North West

REACHE Northwest ((Refugee and Asylum Seeker Centre for Healthcare Professionals Education) was highly commended in the category for Training and Development Initiative of the Year.


Reache North West is hosted by Salford Royal and funded by Health Education England. Since its launch in 2003, the organisation has helped more than 200 healthcare professionals, mainly doctors, gain employment in the NHS. Reache North West – which is based at Salford Royal - supports doctors and nurses who often begin with no knowledge of the English language, right up until they requalify and are ready for employment in the NHS.