Kidney Patient Reported Experience Measure

Kidney Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM)

The Kidney PREM is a national annual survey of kidney patients.

The aim of the Kidney PREM is to:

  • Help renal unit teams understand how patients feel about their experience of care
  • Show where improvement can be made
  • Give the UKRR a national picture of people’s experience of care.

Kidney PREM 2020

Kidney patients being cared for in NHS renal units in the United Kingdom were invited to take part in the Kidney PREM 2020 online survey from 1st October – 12th November.

Download the Kidney PREM 2020 national report

Download the Kidney PREM 2020 patient information leaflet

View the Kidney PREM data by renal unit via the PREM portal


Additional results and information

Acting on the Kidney PREM 2020


Kidney PREM 2019

Download the Kidney PREM 2019 national report.

Additional results and information

Acting on the Kidney PREM 2019


Kidney PREM 2018

Download the Kidney PREM 2018 national report.

Additional results and information


Kidney PREM 2017

Download the Kidney PREM 2017 national report


The background to the PREM 

PREM 2016 came about through the Transforming Participation in Chronic Kidney Disease (TP-CKD) Programme, and was one of a series of measures developed by the Measurement Workstream with the aim to routinely collect patient reported outcomes and experience measures in CKD patients.

The TP-CKD Programme was initially working with 10 renal units. The PREM became something bigger, however, when the renal unit clinical directors agreed at their annual forum in 2016, that a national PREM survey would be of value, and that many would be keen to participate.

Of the 52 adult renal units in England, 39 units (75%) took part in the pilot PREM.  Over 8,000 people responded, completing the survey. This was a remarkable result for a pilot project of this scale. Results from the PREM 2016 can be found in the 2016 Report below.

Since the PREM 2016, the survey has gone through a rigorous validation process, in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and renal centres across Wales. This will inform the PREM in the future.

The Kidney PREM is led by The Renal Association in partnership with Kidney Care UK.

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NICE accredited clinical practice guidelines 

Available here

23rd Annual Report

Analyses about the care provided to patients at UK renal centres.

Read the report


A report on the nationwide collection of AKI warning test scores. 

Read the report