Kidney Diseases

Department of Health written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of kidney disease.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

A Renal Specialised Commissioning Intelligence Dataset is being produced which will focus on indicators along the pathway for renal disease, including lifestyle and clinical risk factors, such as the better control of high blood pressure.

The Be Clear on Cancer ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign focusses on a symptom common to bladder and kidney cancers and also to kidney disease, which may help increase rates of diagnosis.

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