The role of the Renal Health Clinical Network (RHCN) is to provide a focus across all clinical disciplines towards prevention of illness and injury, the maintenance of kidney health, and to bring about improvement in the delivery of sustainable renal health services.
The core functions of the RHCN include:
- Informing strategic and operational planning for renal health services
- Advising on renal health policy development
- Reviewing/developing and disseminating clinical protocols, pathways and guidelines to assist best practice
- Reviewing and disseminating evidence based research
- Developing strategies to minimise variation in practice
The RHCN is currently working on the following projects:
- Renal conservative care pathway
- Renal transplantation pathway
- Early chronic kidney disease detection and management
- Statewide renal key performance indicators
- Enhancing home dialysis
Each of these expert action committees has consumer and multi disciplinary representation from rural, regional and metropolitan health services and organisations. These committees will undertake projects to improve the wellbeing of renal patients across the full continuum of care.
The RHCN is working with the Department of Health on the development of the Victorian Renal Health Plan.
Renal Health Clinical Network Program Manager
Telephone: (61 3) 9096 0510