Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Parliamentary Q: what health education progs .. raise pubic awareness of kidney disease

Mrs Dean: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what health education programmes his Department has initiated in the last 12 months to raise the level of public awareness of chronic kidney disease; and what further such programmes are planned in the next 12 months.

Ann Keen: Awareness of the risk of chronic kidney disease is being raised as part of the NHS Health Checks programme and we are also developing a patient information leaflet on identifying unhealthy kidneys, which could lead to earlier identification of chronic kidney disease. This information will be made widely available. There is also information on “knowing the symptoms of kidney disease” including a self-assessment tool on the NHS Choices website which can be found at: