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Clinical Focus Volume 7 N1

Volume 7 Issue 1 - 2013

The assessment and interpretation of albuminuria is crucial in people with CKD. We will discuss recent developments in the field, the rationale for these changes, and the clinical implications of albuminuria.

The proverbial really has hit the fan. The Francis report on the Mid Staffs Hospitals investigation is damning against the culture of an organisation that seemed to have lost its ethos of “Caring for Patients” as the primary objective. Rather the obsession was to hit the “targets” imposed by regional and national policy. Managers colluded with clinicians to garner favourable scores with the wilful neglect of tending to the sick and needy. How have we travelled so far back so quickly? The recent revelation of a whistleblower, who has broken his £500K payment gagging clause, that his concern over deaths in the Lincolnshire Hospitals were ignored at senior managerial level, begs the question how widespread is this lack of transparency.

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