About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about chronic kidney disease that is set out in NICE guideline 182.

This is an update of advice on chronic kidney disease that NICE produced in 2008.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult (18 years or older) with or at risk of developing chronic kidney disease (people at risk include those with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease, and people recovering after a sudden loss of kidney function called acute kidney injury).

This information may also be useful if you are a family member or carer of a person who has or may have chronic kidney disease.

It does not cover:

  • care for people receiving kidney dialysis or who have had a kidney transplant

  • treatment of acute kidney injury

  • children and young people under 18¬†years

  • pregnant women with chronic kidney disease.

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