Sign a petition to the Scottish Government to make chronic kidney disease a clinical priority in Scotland.

Kidney Research UK have lodged a petition with the Scottish Parliament calling on the Scottish Government to make chronic kidney disease (CKD) a clinical priority.

They are calling on the Scottish Government to make kidney disease a clinical priority in Scotland as they believe this is the only way to ensure an action plan is implemented to drive forward positive action in prevention, early detection and treatment of CKD. By making CKD a clinical priority its status would be elevated, and the Scottish Government and clinical leaders would take action to improve kidney patient outcomes.

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are currently deemed clinical priorities whilst kidney disease is not. Kidney Research UK believe this is a short-sighted disservice to kidney patients today and those of the future. Kidney patients often fall through the net in Scotland, many diagnosed too late to prevent kidney failure. Clinical guidelines on CKD are in desperate need of overhaul so medics are clear on clinical standards and responsibilities and patients receive the best care.

The petition can be signed by anyone living in the UK and Kidney Research UK would greatly support your support in signing the petition. You can sign it here.

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