Panel: Addressing health inequalities in diabetic chronic kidney disease care

Kidney disease does not affect everyone equally in the UK. There is a complex and unequal distribution of risk factors across people’s life course and across stages of kidney disease. Social deprivation, ethnicity, gender, mental health, age and geography are factors that affect risks of and outcomes from, kidney disease; people from Black and South Asian backgrounds in particular are more likely to suffer from type-2 diabetes, a key risk factor for developing kidney disease. This session will outline a recent review of evidence in this area and explore initiatives to engage communities with high rates of diabetes, in reducing their risk of kidney disease and accessing timely specialist care. Dr Gavin Dreyer: key evidence from the 2018 report, Kidney health inequalities in the UK; the impact of acquired risk factors on kidney health inequalities; increased risks and poorer outcomes with respect to people from ‘at risk’ communities with diabetes.

Dr Rosie Donne: the Rochdale outreach programme; engaging Muslim people with diabetes on kidney disease risk and avoiding CKD; results and learnings.

Ms Pat Simoyi: managing referrals to GPs and the renal unit amongst ‘at risk’ people with diabetes.

Learning outcomes:

  • The extent of health inequalities in the UK amongst lower socio-economic groups and BAME communities, with regard to diabetic kidney disease
  • Cultural barriers to accessing healthcare
  • Approaches to patient engagement and learnings
  • Importance of managing CKD risk in ‘at risk’ or poorly-reached communities

Tuesday 29 October 2019

17:30 - 18:10

Kidney Clinic

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Patricia Gooden
Person with diabetes, Trustee, Vice Chair, Kidney Care UK, Kidney Research UK LAC
Person with diabetes and Chair, National Kidney Federation
Consultant Nephrologist and Physician, Co-chair of Editorial Board for the academic report Kidney Health Inequalities in the United Kingdom: Reflecting on the past, reducing in the future
Service lead Nurse for Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes and CKD Service, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant Nephrologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Health Equalities Project Manager, Kidney Research UK

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