The IgA Nephropathy Rare Disease Group have had an article published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Kidney Care. The article discusses how having access to an international rare disease registry with data on this disease can help improve kidney care around the world.
IgA Nephropathy: driving innovation with a rare renal disease registry.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the National Cystinosis Study Day has had to be postponed. The event will hopefully be re-scheduled for Spring 2018. Details will be published here once they are confirmed.
A National Cystinosis Study Day will be held on Tuesday 19th September 2017 from 9.30am – 4.30pm at the Post Graduate Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Patients and Health Professionals with an interest in Cystinosis are welcome.
To register for a place, please contact Michelle Lowe – Michelle.email@example.com
Cystinosis Patient Day 2017
The RaDaR Operational Management Board and Rare Disease Group Leads have agreed to apply for an Ethics amendment to clarify the fact that RaDaR consent covers Patient View sign-up, subject to availability at individual renal units.
The proposed amendment will also allow for data linkage to other registries, including the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and Office for National Statistics (ONS) databases. This will allow for a far more comprehensive RaDaR data-set than is currently available with manual data entry. It will also allow for longitudinal follow-up of patients who have previously consented to condition-specific research studies, or who do so in the future.
In addition, it is proposed to ask patients to consent to being contacted directly by a member of the central RaDaR team, regarding information events or further research studies. Such communication would always be approved by the patient’s Consultant before being sent out and will largely be circulated via Patient View.
Approval will be sought from NHS Digital’s data Access Request Service (DARS).
It is aimed to submit the Ethics amendment by the of September. Please continue to recruit patients to RaDaR in the meantime, using the current consent documents.
Further details will follow in the coming weeks but we would welcome suggestions over the proposed amendment to Melanie.Dillon@RenalRegistry.nhs.uk.
RaDaR features as a Case Study on the new Understanding Patient Information website, with the focus on supporting research into rare kidney disease.
The latest issue of the NephroS Newsletter has details on the current accrual and a report from the recent Patient Information day in Bristol back in March.
NephroS Newsletter June 2017
The PKD Charity are organising an ARPKD Family Day on Saturday, 22nd July 2017 at Uffculme Centre, Queensbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8QY from 10 am – 3pm.
The event will include:
- Keynote talks about ARPKD from the experts
- Roundtable discussions between parents, patients, doctors & scientists
- Supervised entertainment & activities for children and young people at the Marvellous Superstar Summer Party organised by Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Travel bursaries are available.
ARPKD Family Info Day 2017 Flyer
Prof Detlef Bockenhauer, chair of the Rare Disease Committee of the Renal Association, is hosting a forum to help clinicians and researchers to better understand RaDaR and Fabry Disease in particular. The event will be held during UK Kidney Week on Monday 19th June 2017 at the Pullman Hotel, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP
The meeting has been organised by Sanofi Genzyme and will include a buffet dinner.
Places are limited and attendees are asked to RSVP to John Applegate at firstname.lastname@example.org
In regards to the recent cyber attack on the NHS, we want to reassure you that RaDaR has not been affected and that the patients’ data remains secure.
Neither the RaDaR servers nor North Bristol Trust (where our admin team are based) have been affected by this attack. Although data transfer to Patient View was suspended on Friday, this was just as a precaution in case there were further developments over the weekend.
RaDaR is held on a secure N3 server that has been fully security tested and is kept up-to-date with the latest security patches. The UK Renal Registry, who manage the daily operation of RaDaR, has Section 251 approval as an indication of our robust security and information governance policies and practices.
This particular breech was concerned with encrypting information to deny organisations access their files and to cause wide-spread disruption. It was not concerned with stealing patient data.
If you have any concerns about the security of RaDaR you can contact our technical team at:
The IgAN research group in Leicester has been given £2.7 million to establish the world’s first international registry of IgA Nephropathy patients. The registry will follow the same format as RaDaR and will collect clinically characterised data from IgA Nephropathy patients across Europe, Asia and South America.
University Of Leicester’s Press Release