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Only 40% are treated

Dr Peter Tasker is gearing himself up for a hike in workload after an audit at his practice uncovered large numbers of untreated CKD patients.

The audit, conducted by Dr Prabir Mitra, who had been working as a registrar at the practice, found only 40 per cent of patients identified with CKD were on ACE inhibitors or ARBs.

Dr Tasker warned GPs faced 'suddenly discovering' large numbers of patients with the disease. 'It's desperately important to control blood pressure,' he said.

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