National service framework: kidney disease

Sets out the government's quality standards for kidney disease care.

Applies to England



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

Updates to this page

Published 1 January 2004

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