Camden Integrated Care Service (CICS), which accepts referrals for renal conditions, provides early access to multi-disciplinary community clinics and aims to reduce hospital stays. The CICS model aims to manage co-morbidities and frail patients, with specialists from different disciplines and community-based services working out of the same location.
CKD referrals, which come under the CICS umbrella, are screened by a consultant nephrologist. Neither service accepts urgent cases (straight to hospital).
GPs are encouraged to give patients the 'How to look after your kidneys' leaflet during their annual CKD review (see Downloads).