Defining the Role of the Clinician.
This framework was commenced under the auspices of the AKI delivery group led by the National Clinical Director for Renal Services, Dr Donal O’Donoghue. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has developed the framework to promote better care of patients with, or at risk of, AKI by all members of the clinical team. The working group that developed the competency framework comes from a multi-professional background and has been sponsored by the Royal College of Nursing and the National Outreach Forum. These organisations have supported the framework through its development, as have the Society for Acute Medicine and Renal Association and the Renal Pharmacy Group.