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Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert

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Appointed first Renal Tsar for England in February 2007
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Evenyone counts - even people with aHUS? by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The planning guidance for the NHS in  2013/14  is called “ Everyone Counts “.  It sets out  ambitions to deliver on the NHS constitution and focuses on outcomes  rather tha ... Read on »
Everything's Changed; except the challenges by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am reminded this morning as the new structures of the reformed NHS take up the reins of the opening sentences of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens "It was the best ... Read on »
Don't let them die of AKI by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This year the global kidney community made acute kidney injury (AKI) the theme of World Kidney Day. This was a significant and important moment in raising the profile o ... Read on »
Kidney the Heart of a New CVD Strategy by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Living well for longer needs good kidney function. Many will have seen the press coverage of the Lancet article on “UKhealth performance: findings of the global bur ... Read on »
Shocking statistics of the day by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure At the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust in the 2007 patient survey it revealed, only five in the 54 asked said “Yes”, to the question, “Wer ... Read on »
Do you know your rights? Do you exercise them? by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I re-read the NHS Constitution again last week. It seemed an appropriate thing to do, on the day that what has become to known as Francis 2 , the second inquiry into ... Read on »
Shared Decision Making to Improve Care and Reduce Costs by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have just been reading this editorial by Lee and Emanuel , which makes the point that randomised trials have consistently demonstrated the effectiveness ... Read on »
Developing a currency for Transplantation by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Preparation and choice are essential to achieving good outcomes in end stage renal failure- whether that is a pre-emptive transplant, one of the modalities of dialysis or c ... Read on »
Investing the savings made from getting the diet right, in more dietitian time for people with... by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure  The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the drugs “watchdog” recommended last year that every person with stage 4 or 5 CKD should have a fo ... Read on »
So, what will the reformed NHS really be like? by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Less than 70 days left to go now until the NHS Commissioning Board assumes control. There is still discussion about senates and networks, uncertainty where some indiv ... Read on »
Kate stars in kidney video by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Kate makes a shared decision is now available on Vimeo , having premiered last week at the Established Kidney Disease Patient Decision Aids: Launch Event, wh ... Read on »
Nigel B and the CLAHRC: Top of the Pops by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Nigel Brunskill and the Leicester Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care responded in typical fashion ... Read on »
Alarming Diabetic Kidney Disease Data by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The National Diabetes Audit published its latest report earlier in the week. It makes disquieting reading for clinicians, policy makers and most of all people with ... Read on »
Acute Kidney Injury in Edinburgh by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Q: The publication of the new Atlas of information about kidney services provided across the country clearly indicates that there is a huge variation in services patient ... Read on »
Social care in the last year of life by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure While Americans were focusing on their election, matters in the United Kingdom Parliament turned to Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease. Madeline Moon, Labour MP for ... Read on »
Transplant sharing Gurus wins Nobel by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I rarely read the finance pages. They always seem rather dull reporting what the Roman Emperor Augustus is supposed to have coined “festina lente” which means, “ ... Read on »
Olympic Legacy by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Whatever your highlight of the London Olympics – the Queen parachuting, Mo Farah’s 10,000 metres or Chris Hoy’s sixth gold medal; attention is now turning ... Read on »
Brilliant but horrendous by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In Saturday’s British Medical Journal , Nicholas Evans author of the best selling novel ‘The Horse Whisperer’ and Renata Carey each provided a commentary of thei ... Read on »
Arriving Late…Fewer than in the past but still too many and not enough choice by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It is evitable that some people with advanced kidney disease will require dialysis shortly after they have been identified and without the planning and preparation re ... Read on »
Probably the best self-dialysis unit in the world by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Swedish films have a reputation of being rather dark and sombre, and perhaps best epitomised by Ingmar Bergman- whose major subjects were about death, illness, fai ... Read on »