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Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease

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A device to detect Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is among NHS England’s latest innovations which promise to save lives and improve treatment.

Dip.io provides patients with clinically accurate urine analysis from home in a matter of minutes, helping to identify CKD and urinary tract infections (UTIs) as well as pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.

Patients perform a dipstick test at home and then, using the app, take a picture of the dipstick against a special backing.

The analysis is then sent through the app directly to the patient’s doctor for diagnosis.

Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive said: "Modern medicine is on the cusp of a huge shift in how care is delivered, and practical innovations like this show how NHS patients will now directly benefit. More tests and patient monitoring will be done at home or on the move, without the need to pitch up to a doctor’s appointment or hospital outpatients."

The Dip.io is one of eleven projects being backed in the latest round of NHS England's programme to develop and spread pioneering ideas, equipment and technology that have the potential to save lives as well as save millions of pounds.

Find out more about the Dip.io at https://healthy.io/

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