Quality standard

Update information

Update information

July 2017: This quality standard was updated and statements prioritised in 2011 were replaced. The topic was identified for update following the annual review of quality standards. The review identified:

  • changes in the priority areas for improvement.

Statements are marked as:

  • [new 2017] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement

  • [2011, updated 2017] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2011 quality standard and has been updated.

Statements numbered 1 and 5 in the 2011 version have been updated and are included in the updated quality standard, marked as [2011, updated 2017].

Statements from 2011 that are still supported by the evidence may still be relevant to existing local quality improvement projects, and are listed in the quality statements section.

The 2011 quality standard for CKD is available as a pdf.

Minor changes since publication

August 2021: Recommendation numbers, references and links to source guidance have been updated throughout and definitions in statement 1 have been amended to align this quality standard with the updated NICE guideline on chronic kidney disease. The term 'integrated care systems' has been added to sections on commissioning to reflect current practice.