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Chronic kidney disease: clinical review

Chronic kidney disease: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


December 3, 2015


March 12, 2019

Programme Description

Dr Neil Iosson and colleagues provide an in-depth guide to the diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care. This module provides key learning points for GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals around revised KDIGO categories, NICE guidance, management of CKD and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand how CKD is classified
  • Be aware of high-risk patient groups
  • Undertake relevant investigations to diagnose CKD
  • Be aware of when eGFR may be inaccurate
  • Manage anaemia
  • Know when to refer for a specialist opinion
  • Readers' comments

    `A good read, appropriately pitched to a busy GP will all the information required.'

    `A well written and clinically relevant article for GPs, many thanks.’

    `I would recommend this article to all GPs as it concisely and clearly explains the diagnosis and GP management of CKD.’


    Activity and test authors
    Dr Neil Iosson
    Locum GP

    Dr Victoria Ingham
    Consultant in nephrology
    Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust

    Dr Marlies Ostermann
    Consultant in nephrology and critical care
    Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required