Thank you for your interest but the 2021 Kidney PREM survey is now closed. Results will be made public in Spring 2022.
We need kidney care to always be improving. It's important that you have your say about your experience of care.
The annual kidney patient reported experience measure (PREM) is completely anonymous. The survey will be open for 6 weeks from Monday 1 November and will be available until Sunday 12 December 2021.
We encourage everyone over the age of 16 and living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to take part. This includes those attending a UK hospital renal unit or satellite unit but not yet on renal replacement therapy and anyone who has received a kidney transplant.
This year the survey will primarily be collected digitally where there will be an opportunity for you to leave free text comments alongside the full Kidney PREM scale in order to recognise and capture the impact of COVID-19 on people’s experience, as well as give units further information on what they can do in response to their patients’ reported experience.
The online Kidney PREM is available in English, Welsh, Urdu and Gujarati.
For those who prefer or do not have access to a smart phone, tablet or PC, paper surveys are available on request at your unit.
What is the Kidney PREM?
PREM stands for Patient Reported Experience Measures. The Kidney PREM is an annual survey of UK kidney patients that aims to:
- Help renal unit teams understand how patients feel about their experience of care
- Show where improvement can be made from a patient perspective
- Provide a national picture of people’s experience of care
The Kidney PREM survey has been created by patients and professionals working together to produce a report on how kidney patients experience care across the UK. It’s by listening to you and getting your feedback that we can make change happen and improve services. It does not include your name and has nothing on it that could identify you, so please feel free to answer as honestly as possible.
Who runs the Kidney PREM?
The survey is co-ordinated by the UK Kidney Association and Kidney Care UK, and last year it was completed by nearly 10,000 people in the UK who live with kidney disease and responses were received from every adult NHS renal centres across the UK.
You can complete the survey online or your renal unit should have everything you need to complete it on paper. However, please do not take the survey twice - either do it online OR on paper in your unit.
What did the 2020 Kidney PREM survey show?
The renal community has been working hard to ensure that you are able to have a say through the Kidney PREM, and that real change at a local and national level is being driven by patients.
The data from the Kidney PREM survey is being used by local renal teams, managers and patient groups to improve patient care across the country. The data is available from the UK Kidney Association for anyone to use within their projects. It is seen as an official tool to reduce the variation in how kidney services are delivered across the NHS and promote the sharing of best practice to improve patient care.
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