ACR Project with Healthy.io

About the project

The albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) project aims to allow patients to carry out important unrine tests at home, without the need of visiting the GP surgery.

Our GP's often ask patients to carry out a urine test for a variety of reasons. With the changes we've seen in 2020, it has become important to find a way for patients to continue getting the care they are entitled to, without putting them at increased risk of contractinc COVID-19.

We have partnered up with Healthy.io to help enable patients to continue to access the care they need, from home.

ACR project for patients with diabetes

The programme will focus on paatient with diabetes, but may also be rolled out to other patients.

The programme is sponsored by NHS Digital to monitor urine albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) annually for patients with diabetes. This enables patients with diabetes to test their kidney function from home. We will share your contact details with Healthy.io to enable them to contact you and confirm that you wish them to send you a test kit.  This will help identify patients at risk of kidney disease and help us agree any early interventions that can be put in place for the benefit of your care.  If you do not wish to be contacted by Healthy.io, you have the opportunity to say so by replying to the initial text message sent from the practice or when Healthy.io contact you.  If you do not wish to receive any further information from Healthy.io then they will delete any data that they hold about you and we will continue to manage your care within the Practice.  Further information about this is available at: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/acr-digital-urinalysis/.