In 2020 the The UK Kidney Association (UKKA), formerly the Renal Association, signed an important deal with Patients Know Best to re-platform their national patient-facing system PatientView to the PKB personal health records platform.
The agreement will improve the existing security and functionality of the current PatientView system, which was one of the first patient portals in the UK. Find out more about the platform, how to sign up, and how renal teams are already benefiting from the additional features below.
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“Partnering with a leading provider of digital personal health records has been a significant step for the UK Kidney Association and showcases our determination to provide quality platforms to streamline the care of people living with kidney disease. It was important that as an organisation, we continued to evolve to meet the needs of the kidney communities that we serve.
Working with PKB, we aim to provide a secure environment in which patients can access their data and take control of how their information is shared, and with whom. For patients and kidney teams, this means increased security, and advanced features and functionality, including team-based messaging and an ecosystem of integrated wearable and monitoring devices to support clinical transformation.
Implementing digital solutions and empowering people living with kidney disease to access them is a core part of the quality improvement work that we undertake at the UK Kidney Association. We are looking forward to the positive changes that working with PKB brings and to offering people with kidney disease and our kidney communities with enhanced platforms and portals to streamline their care.”
Retha Steenkamp, Head of Operations, The UK Kidney Association/UK Renal Registry
Sign up to your new patient portal, powered by PKB
If you currently use PatientView, eventually your record will stop being updated with data. If you do not already have a PKB account, to continue to receive your data, and access many more tools to help you manage your health, please sign up to PKB and access your record here, by clicking on sign up with NHS login.
If you already have a PKB account, please connect yourself to the UKKA team via this link, and click share.
Please find a support guide here, and follow this from step 2. If you need any support during the sign up process, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional guidance.
The explainer document below provides more details on how to use PKB, including extra features that will be made available to you.
Further support for PatientView users
A detailed guide for current PatientView users to demonstrate how to use their Patients Know Best record and where to find corresponding features that are currently used in PatientView via our manual here.
One of the first Renal teams to benefit from the move to Patients Know Best is the Kidney Dietetics team at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The team are using the library of resources, secure messaging, care plans and questionnaires to improve the remote management of their patient cohort.
“The transformation for our service has been brilliant! We no longer have to rely on email to send patients their information and we can benefit from all the functions that PKB offers.” – Katherine Durrans, Clinical Lead Renal Dietitian
An explainer for renal teams
The UKKA move to PKB
PatientView supports about 74,500 patients who receive care and treatment for renal disease in the UK by sharing a view of their clinical data using a patient portal. The move to PKB will build on this work by replacing the current portal to add advanced features including, care planning, team-based messaging and an ecosystem of integrated devices. Read more about the UKKAs decision to re-platform to PKB here.
“Partnering with a leading provider of digital personal health records is a significant step for the Renal Association and showcases our determination to provide quality platforms for patients to streamline their care.” – Chief Executive of the Renal Association, Ron Cullen
Dont forget to sign up!
Don’t forget, if you currently use Patient View, in the future your record will stop being updated with data. To continue to receive your data (and access many more tools!) please sign up to PKB and access your record here, by clicking on sign up with NHS login.