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GP left to work out own eGFRs

GP Professor Mike Kirby is

having to do eGFR calculations himself because his local lab is

still not sending through


Professor Kirby, a GP in Letchworth, and professor in health and human sciences at the University of Hertfordshire, has had to calculate around a dozen eGFRs a week ­ and said GPs in other areas were being forced to do the same.

The Department of Health recently said all laboratories should be calculating eGFRs by

1 April.

But Professor Kirby said: 'My local lab is just not geared up to do this at the moment. We have to do this to get the best for the patients. It is a fair bit of extra work.'

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