About this release

This release by Public Health Scotland presents the Scottish Renal Registry (SRR) 2020 Annual National Report. The SRR aims to improve the care of patients with established renal failure treated with renal replacement therapy (RRT).

This fifteenth SRR report presents information about the causes, incidence, prevalence, distribution, methods of treatment and outcome of patients receiving RRT for established renal failure (ERF) in Scotland between 1960 and 31 December 2019.

Key Points

  • In 2019, 571 people (105 per million population) started RRT for ERF.
  • On 31 December 2019 there were 5,436 prevalent patients receiving RRT, 61% of whom had a functioning kidney transplant, 35% were being treated with haemodialysis (HD) and 4% with peritoneal dialysis (PD).
  • 297 patient’s resident in Scotland received a kidney transplant in Scotland in 2019. 20% of these transplants were pre-emptive (performed before the patient had required any other form of RRT) compared with 17% in 2018.
  • 31% of kidney transplants performed in 2019 were from living donors compared with 35% in 2018.
  • There is a significant trend of improving survival of function of transplanted kidneys from 1960 – 2019 and also patient survival following kidney transplantation up to 10 years’ post-transplant.
  • There has been a gradual reduction in the number of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB)s recorded in those being treated with HD between 2016-2019.

Incidence of MRSA & MSSA bacteraemia in HD RRT patients in Scotland 2015 to 2019

Incidence of MRSA & MSSA bacteraemia in HD RRT patients in Scotland 2015-2019 Chart which shows a gradual reduction in the number of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB)s recorded in those being treated with HD between 2016-2019

MRSA= methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MSSA= methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus

Background

SRR is within the Scottish National Audit Programme which is now part of the newly formed Public Health Scotland. SRR’s aim is to improve the care of patients with ERF treated with RRT by systematic and comprehensive analysis, including audits, of service provision, clinical management and outcomes.

Please visit the SRR website (external website) for more information.

Further information

The next release of this publication will be in summer 2021.

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Versions of this publication released before 16 March 2020 may be found on the Data and Intelligence, Health Protection Scotland or Improving Health websites.

Last updated: 13 June 2022
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