This practice is now working with @Healthyio1 to empower patients with diabetes to test their urine at home for early detection of chronic kidney disease.

As you will know, and as part of your diabetes annual review, urine testing is really important to look for early signs of kidney damage. We do this through a test called the albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) test, which looks for small amounts of protein in the urine.

We know people struggle to do the test, and many would prefer to avoid the clinic and test at home wherever possible. That’s why we are offering a new, NHS funded service to allow people to do this test at home with a kit and a smartphone.

If you meet the criteria for the new service, you will have received a text message (or a letter) about this testing process, which is run by If you want to find out more, please see the Self-test for kidney disease from home leaflet.

This text/letter is not a scam; you do not need to pay for the service, and if you would rather opt out of the process you can say at any time. If you want to speak to’s customer support team, you can call them on 020 7183 7939.

With kindest regards

The Coastal Partnership