AKI information for GPs and clinicians
In line with the national Think Kidneys acute kidney injury programme led by NHS England, a patient safety alert system is in place at SASH. The system aims to improve the outcome for patients and help make sure that avoidable harm related to acute kidney injury (AKI) is prevented in all care settings and to identify patients with AKI earlier and ensure that they receive the appropriate treatment.
Using a nationally developed algorithum, the alerts will be triggered by the pathology team at levels 1 – 3. Messages will show in Apex and Cerner and phone calls made for all level 2 or 3 alerts, 24 hours a day, alerting you to any patient with acute kidney injury.
Responses to actions taken following AKI alerts will continue to be audited and reported nationally.
Dr Phil Williams
Dr Fiona Harris PhD FRCP
Dr Anne-Marie Habib
Renal services for outpatients are available at East Surrey Hospital as part of the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit. Clinics are held on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons for patients with a variety of renal issues.
Tuesday morning clinic: Dr Anne-Marie Habib
Thursday afternoon clinic: Dr Fiona Harris
Contact the renal outpatients team
East Surrey Hospital
Surrey RH1 5RH
Tel: 01737 768511 ext 6482
Secretary: Pamela Jordan
For patients with AKI stage 2 or 3, who require admission, please contact the appropriate on-call medical or surgical team at SASH.
Dialysis services are provided at the Crawley Kidney Unit, which is a satellite unit of the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit.
The Crawley Kidney Unit
Crawley RH11 7SS
Tel: 01293 511 776
Clinic Manager: Karen Latchford