World Kidney Day 2019

Help us bring together millions of people across the world and unite with one powerful voice for kidney health awareness.

World Kidney Day in the UK is led by the Kidney Charities Together group (Kidney Care UK, Kidney Research UK, NKF (Kidney Patients UK) and the PKD Charity). Help us bring together millions of people across the world and unite with one powerful voice for kidney health awareness.

Over 180 support packs have already been sent out to renal and transplant units as well as individuals and patient groups supporting the day by organising an awareness activity or event.

What are you planning, following the 2019 global theme of Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere?

Ideas for activities and downloadable resources are available from www.worldkidneyday.co.uk and you can apply for a support pack www.worldkidneyday.co.uk/order-support-pack/ but don’t delay – stocks are running low

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share our daily  Kidney Facts (from 7-14  March). You can also add a Facebook frameorTwibbon to your profile picture to show your support.

Vasculitis Education Day

We are pleased to announce the inaugural UK and Ireland Rare Disease Group Vasculitis Education Day will be held on Thursday May 16th 2019 at Salford Royal Foundation Trust.

Programme

The day is predominantly aimed at renal and rheumatology trainees and junior consultants but is open to any interested health care professional. This event is free of charge to attend and CPD event approval has been applied for.

To reserve a place please email hugh.cahill@addenbrookes.nhs.uk by Thursday 18th April.

ADPKD Patient Information Day – Saturday 30th March, Aintree

The PKD Charity will be hosting the next ADPKD Patient Information Day on Saturday, 30 March 2019 from 10:00am – 16:00pm at  Aintree University Hospital Lower Lane, Liverpool. L9 7AL

The event is free to attend and will include talks on:

  • The Basics of ADPKD
  • Genetics
  • Diet and Lifestyle
  • Research
  • Transplants

Lunch and refreshments included

To register please visit Eventbrite or email info@pkdcharity.org

NURTuRE Study for Nephrotic Syndrome patients

NURTuRE (the National Unified Renal Translational Research Enterprise) is a unique kidney biobank for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), covering England, Scotland and Wales, which has the potential to unlock answers to some of the biggest questions about CKD and INS.

Biological samples (plasma, serum, urine, DNA and tissue) from 3,000 patients with CKD and over 800 patients with INS are being collected and stored under strict Standard Operating Procedures for both academic and industry research worldwide. This will lead to a greater ability to identify patients who will benefit from better, earlier diagnosis and person-specific new treatments, leading to better health outcomes.

We need patient volunteers for NURTuRE – no extra hospital visits… just your consent to be involved in this exciting, pioneering study.

If you are a patient with NS at one of the participating renal units, you may be offered the opportunity to take part in the NURTuRE biobank study. If you haven’t yet been approached, and you are interested in participating, please ask the doctor or nurse at your renal unit.

 NURTuRE is a research collaboration involving a charity, academia and industry, managed by Kidney Research UK and jointly led by the University of Bristol (NURTuRE-INS (NephroS) study) and the University of Nottingham (NURTuRE-CKD study).

Full details at www.nurturebiobank.org/patients