Release primary care capacity with digital ACR testing
Fully funded programmes are already being deployed in GP practices across the UK. Find out if smartphone-powered urinary ACR screening is available in your area.
Funded programmes to shift testing outside the practice setting
Healthy.io in partnership with NHSx, the Accelerated Access Collaborative and the National Institute for Health Research, are offering substantial funding opportunities to release primary care capacity by allowing people at increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) to complete their annual urine test using a smartphone.
This nationally significant programme, announced by the Department of Health and Social Care , uses tried and tested technology to improve outcomes in essential annual kidney health testing for people with diabetes and hypertension, closing gaps around poor compliance with national recommendations on testing which is known to be beneficial in the early detection and prevention of CKD.
Funded programmes have been adopted in 30% of integrated care systems and are currently being deployed in a number of GP practices across the UK. Find out if the service is available in your area.
We send Minuteful Kidney ACR test kits to eligible patients with their prior consent
Patients scan the urine dipstick using a smartphone app, which guides them easily
Results are analysed and uploaded to SystmOne or EMIS workflows in real time
The smartphone as a clinical-grade medical device
The CKD early detection service increases adherence to annual urinary albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) testing, which is known to be beneficial in the early detection and prevention of CKD, is recommended by NICE, and monitored by the National Diabetes Audit.
The test is built around the existing ACR point of care dipstick. It measures semi quantitative analysis of microalbumin (10 – 150 mg/L), creatinine (10 – 300mg/dL) and albumin to creatinine ratio (mg/g).
Results are expressed as ACR normal (<30mg/g), ACR abnormal (30-300mg/g) or ACR high abnormal (>300mg/g).
The product is CE marked, GDPR compliant, and follows industry standards for privacy and safety.
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Find out if your practice is fully funded
Please complete the form to find out if a fully funded scheme is already running in your area. Our team will check your practice’s eligibility and provide next steps.
- Judith Shore, Michelle Green, Andrew Hardy & Deborah Livesey (2019): The compliance and cost-effectiveness of smartphone urinalysis albumin screening for people with diabetes in England, Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, DOI: 10.1080/14737167.2019.1650024