The ‘National Service Framework for Renal Services’ sets quality standards for the care of people with kidney disease. It will help healthcare providers spot the condition at an early stage and slow down its progress.
The NSF for renal services will:
ensure patients have the right information to enable them and their carers to make informed decisions about their care
ensure early diagnosis and treatment
ensure appropriate forms of dialysis are made available which are designed around individual needs
ensure that people who receive kidney transplants get the support to ensure they maintain the best possible quality of life