Chronic kidney disease (CKD)


Why it’s important? 

Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in primary care allows identification of people at higher risk of developing acute kidney injury, cardiovascular disease and 'end stage' kidney disease.


Evidence and evaluation

NICE kidney disease guidance  Defines and classifes CKD.

CKD describes abnormal kidney function and/or structure present for more than three months, with implications for health.



ScotPho Public Health Information for Scotland - Kidney Disease

Find out more about key data sources for CKD. This includes further information on Practice Team Information, SPIRE, QoF, Prescribing data and other secondary care data sources.