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Renal PatientView is a way that patients can see the results of their tests and treatment on their own computer.

What is PatientView?

Renal PatientView takes information from your renal unit's computer system at least once a day and links to useful information about your kidney condition and its treatment. Your blood test results and clinic letters (where available) are amongst some of the items for you to view as long as they are stored and your renal unit's computer system.

Who can read it?

As well as you, your GP and some staff from your renal unit will also have access, but you could share your password with anyone else that you want to. You may also want to show your information to others when you are seen in another clinic or at an unfamiliar hospital or surgery even if you are away on holiday.

Is it safe?

It is very safe. It uses security systems like the ones used for Internet shopping. If you think someone may have discovered your password, you change it at any time. Your information only goes onto Renal PatientView at your request, and you can have all your information removed if you change your mind. If you do not want to use this system it will not affect the records held by your renal unit.

Where has this come from?

Renal PatientView has been produced by RIXG, the Renal Information eXchange Group. This is a group representing patients and renal teams that was formed to make advances in IT work to help renal patients. A pilot began in a few units in 2004, since then it has become available more widely.

How do I join?

Most renal units in the UK now participate and Renal PatientView is widely available. The Transplant Unit here in The Royal Liverpool Hospital participates in the programme and the contact number for 'transplanted' patients is below:

0151 706 3486

For Nephrology Patients, they should contact either:

0151 706 3843 or 0151 706 2368

What if i do not use the Internet?

Maybe you have a friend or family member that does? Some units may have set up a way of using the system when you visit.

How much does it cost?

It is free for patients. Early Development was funded by the Departments of Health of England, Scotland & Wales.

Contact Us

Call on 0151 706 3486

For Nephrology Patients, they should contact either:

0151 706 3843 or 0151 706 2368