Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Growth rate slows to single figures

The rate of increase in recorded prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has fallen below 10 percent in the UK for the first time since the introduction of CKD registers across primary care as part of the Quality and Outcomes Framework, the pay for performance scheme for General Practice, in 2006.
Figures released from the Information Centre last week showed that 1,817,871 in England, that’s 4.3% of the adult population, are now identified and registered as having CKD. This is an increase of 78,428 people since last year or a 5% increase overall in the diagnosed prevalence of CKD.

Detection and recording of CKD remain lower in London at just over 2% compared to the other regions in the country.

As in previous years the PCT and practice level information revealed most about the local organisation of care. For instance, in the North East, in Newcastle, the all age prevalence is over 5.5% compared to about 2.8% in South Tyneside: and in the North West, Blackpool and North Lancashire again stand out as examples of good practice but for instance Bolton and Liverpool have made steady progress from their low 2006 baselines. Milton Keynes is still coming in low at 1.5%. When one considers that the true prevalence is probably somewhere between 6.5 and 8.5 % - that’s a lot of missing people at risk of Stroke, Heart attack and Kidney Failure!!

Have a look at/download your own local data from the Information Centre.