Study Groups

Patient Report Experience Measures (PREM)

Project contacts:
Catherine Stannard, Programme Support Officer, UK Renal Registry,

The Kidney Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) is a national annual survey of kidney patients.

PREM 2018

The Kidney PREM survey for 2018 is now closed.  

To return patient surveys to the registry please contact Catherine Stannard on before the end of August 2018.

2018 is the third year of the survey. Results from 2016 and 2017 can be found below.   Kidney patients being cared for in NHS renal units in the United Kingdom can take part.

The aim of the PREM survey is to

  • Help renal unit teams understand how patients feel about their experience of care
  • Show where improvement can be made, and
  • Give us a national picture of people’s experience of care

The PREM survey can be completed on paper, or online between June 1st and July 31st 2018

It is available online in four languages – English, Welsh, Urdu and Gujarati.

Please complete only one PREM survey either online or on paper, not both.  If you have already completed a PREM survey in paper form, please do not take part online.

Click here to take part in the PREM 2018 online

PREM 2018 resources

PREM 2017

The national report for PREM 2017 can be read hereRenal units have access to their 2017 PREM data via the UK Renal Registry online CD forum.

Detailed information about all aspects of the PREM can be found by clicking on the downloads below:

The background to the PREM

PREM 2016 came about through the Transforming Participation in Chronic Kidney Disease Programme, and was one of a series of measures developed by the Measurement Work-stream with the aim to routinely collect patient reported outcomes and experience measures in CKD patients.

The TP-CKD Programme was initially working with 10 renal units.  The PREM became something bigger however, when the renal unit clinical directors agreed at their annual forum in 2016, that a national PREM survey would be of value, and that many would be keen to participate.

Of the 52 adult renal units in England, 39 units (75%) took part in the pilot PREM.  Over 8,000 people responded, completing the survey.  This is a remarkable result for a pilot project of this scale.  Results from the PREM 2016 can be found in the 2016 Report below.

Since the PREM 2016, the survey has gone through a rigorous validation process, in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and Renal units across Wales.  This will inform the PREM in the future.

The PREM survey is managed by the UK Renal Registry in Partnership with Kidney Care UK.

If you need any more information about PREM please contact