Projects to improve care for CKD patients by both Greater Manchester (GM), and Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) have led to the creation of IMPAKT™. This is a programme of work taking place in primary care to help identify people with CKD and lead to improved health outcomes for patients.
IMPAKT™ is designed specifically for use on GP practice systems and consists of a MIQUEST query based tool which analyses data from your practice. A series of tailored, user friendly improvement reports using your practice data are available from the My IMPAKT™ section of this website to help you improve the care of your CKD patients. All patient data will be fully anonymised before it is uploaded to this website.
"I feel a lot more confident about CKD now and find I’m worrying about it less – I feel more in control."
GP, Stockport CCG
I definitely worry less about CKD now I’ve gained an understanding around the disease, and I feel that I can manage patients.
Judith Fearnley, Practice Nurse, Meadowview Surgery
We’re now all more confident treating our patients in primary care, knowing how and when to titrate medication etc, rather than when we were receiving abnormal results and having to send them off to the renal team.
Mandy McCabe, Practice Nurse, IntraHealth Atherton/Tyldesley Health Centres
A large number of patients who were previously undiagnosed have now been identified and are under regular review. We also have the ability to continue this in subsequent years and identify more patients in the future.
Suzi Parkinson, Clinical Coordinator, Leigh Family Practice
Now we all feel more confident in going ahead with the management of these patients, and I think in the practice all our clinicians are going to manage CKD in a similar way whoever the patient comes to see.
Dr Nick Browne, GP, The Gill Medical Centre
What we’ve achieved as a practice is generally raising the profile of CKD, which if everyone was honest was not understood by the members of staff.
Jane Rushton, Practice Nurse, Leigh Family Practice