This quality standard covers renal replacement therapy services for adults with kidney failure. It includes treatment options, such as dialysis and kidney transplant. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover care for adults with chronic kidney disease that has not progressed to kidney failure. This is covered by the NICE quality standard for chronic kidney disease in adults.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. The source guidance on renal replacement therapy is being updated and we are assessing what changes will need to be made to the quality standard.

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