The information presented is based on the UK Guidelines for Identification, Management and Referral of Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults and from other sources like Edinburgh Renal Unitís website. It can be used by both Primary and Secondary care doctors to refer patients to our unit. For GPs the referral proforma will be available in their local networks and for hospital doctors that can be accessed it by clicking here. The first step is to measure eGFR (Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) most of the local labs will do this. (Indications to measure serum creatinine). See our quick guide for guidance on referring to our unit. These guidelines are reviewed regularly and updated.