During the last couple of months, we have been working in conjunction with the UK Kidney Association to start rolling out Patients Know Best (PKB) to renal units across the country, supporting nearly 75,000 renal patients with a more secure platform combined with improved functionality. You can read more about their decision to transition to PKB here. Our team are working closely with the renal teams across the country, who are supporting this extensive roll out, and we want to thank them all for their support with the switchover from PatientView to PKB.
When we go live with each unit it means that their renal patients will be able to access all their historic renal data and start receiving new data in their PKB record.
Using PKB, offers patients and their professional teams advanced features and functionality, including increased security from the old platform, care planning, team-based messaging and an ecosystem of integrated wearable and monitoring devices to support clinical transformation and service delivery.
You can find more details, including an explainer document showing the differences users will see from the old system to PKB, on our Manual Page here.
To date the following units are now live with PKB:
- Barts Health NHS Trust – Barts and the London Hospital.
- Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust – Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
- Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – St Luke’s Hospital.
- East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust – Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
- Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – Carlshalton Hospital.
- Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – Guy’s Hospital.
- Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – Hull Royal Infirmary.
- King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – King’s College Hospital.
- Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust – Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
- Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust – Hope Hospital.
- Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust – Royal Berkshire Hospital.
- Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust – Truro – Renal Unit, Royal Cornwall Hospital.
- Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust – Royal Free Hospital.
- St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – St George’s Hospital.
- The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust – Russells Hall Hospital.
- University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust – Walsgrave Hospital.
- University Hospitals of Derby and Burton – Royal Derby Hospital.
- University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust – Derriford Hospital.
- University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (East) / Formerly known as Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals – Sussex Kidney Unit.
- Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Arrowe Park Hospital.
- York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
All the remaining units we are working with will be live with patient data during the early part of the new year. You can read about how some units are already benefiting from the move, including in the Kidney Dietetics Team at Hull University Teaching Hospitals here.
If you have a renal unit at your trust and want to know more or have any questions about the process or extra benefits the platform can bring, please do get in touch via email@example.com.