Newsletter – Issue 1

Welcome to the first ASSIST-CKD project newsletter. We plan to issue these on a regular basis as a way of updating you all with the project’s progress, sharing hints and tips from participating sites and keeping you up to date with how the project is being promoted through conferences and publications. We also welcome feedback and hope to include a ’View from the Coalface’ section in future editions where we will feature a particular site. We have started! The 4 renal units (5 labs) randomised to start in the first step have either finished or are just completing their final on-site IT testing, lab staff training and competency assessment, and will be commencing live reporting by the end of September. The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Wirral University Teaching Hospital Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust NHS Lanarkshire & Monklands Hospital, Airdrie. We have been busy over the last 3 months finalising a supporting suite of materials which will be available to all sites…

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