CKD patients uneducated about disease

GPs are "missing an opportunity" to educate patients about kidney disease before referring them onwards, nephrologists say.

A survey of newly referred patients found "poor levels of knowledge" about chronic kidney disease, with many uncertain even why they had been referred.

Just 18% of patients were satisfied with the level of explanation they received from their GP prior to referral, according to the survey of 210 patients at the nephrology