GPCE Digest 2020
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management in Primary Care: Clinical tips to help identify, manage, and refer patients with CKD in your practice
Mr Chris Forbes Chief Executive Officer, Kidney Health Australia At Kidney Health Australia, we are a leading voice for the kidney community, providing vital resources and support to people affected by kidney disease and working closely with clinical and research community to support treatment and research improvements, so that one day every Australian can live with better kidney health. Following the release of the 4th edition of the highly regarded handbook CKD Management in primary care, we recently launched a ground-breaking public awareness campaign promoting the early detection of kidney disease. The campaign targets the 1 in 3 Australians at risk of kidney disease and urges them to visit their primary care practice for a kidney health check. Now, is a great time to evaluate your practice and put systems in place to drive change and promote early detection and subsequent management of this insidious disease. Kidney Health Australia asks you to support our important work by identifying patients at risk of CKD, particularly those with diabetes and high blood pressure, performing a Kidney Health Check, and utilising the free resources and support available at kidney.org.au. Together, I know we can make a difference.