Dr Mark Thomas
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Kidney checks at hospital 'would save lives'

The NHS in England could save thousands of lives a year, just by checking how well hospital patients' kidneys are working, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence which publishes new guidelines today.

It warns that many patients who are seriously ill also have renal problems, but these could be picked up and treated in their early stages by routine monitoring.

Dr Mark Thomas is a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist at Heart of England NHS Foundation. He helped draft the new guidance.

  • 28 Aug 2013
  • From the section Health
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