The UK NSC recommendation on kidney disease screening in adults

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended
Last review completed April 2011
Next review due in 2014/15
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Find general information about population health screening.

More about Kidney disease

The kidneys filter toxins from our blood, and help to regulate blood flow around our bodies. In kidney disease, damage to the kidneys means they don't perform these functions properly. This causes a wide range of symptoms.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys do not work as well as normal. Glomerulonephritis is caused when tiny structures inside the kidney, called glomeruli, become diseased

» Read more about chronic kidney disease on NHS Choices

» Read more about glomerulonephritis on NHS Choices. 


The British Association For Paediatric Nephrology
British Renal Society
Faculty of Public Health
The Kidney Alliance
Kidney Research UK
The Renal Association
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Nursing
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Stuart Strange Vasculitis Trust
UK National Kidney Federation

The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.

Recommendation Review History

This policy was created in April 2011 and combines the UK NSC policies on chronic kidney disease and glomerulonephritis

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icon Glomerulonephritis screening policy review summary (PDF document, 88KB, 11/04/11)

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