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.
- 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