Tackling AKI is an EMAHSN affiliated project led by Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and funded by the Health Foundation.

It will target reported deficiencies in care for acute kidney injury (AKI) patients, and by reducing the incidence of hospital-acquired AKI, AKI progression and hospital length of stay it has the potential to save 10,000 lives a year across England.

The intervention focuses on an electronic AKI detection and alerting system, along with a tailored education package. Pioneered at the Royal Derby Hospital, it will now be rolled out to other hospitals following an initial evaluation that has shown it to be practicable, sustainable and effective.

Derby is collaborating to spread the innovation with the UK Renal Registry, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey Pathology Services.

More information: visit the Tackling AKI website.