UKKW 2019 – Abstract submission date extended

After a very busy Christmas period, the UK Kidney Week Committee have taken the decision to extend the abstract submission deadline to midnight on 31st January 2018. The committee has been very impressed with the quality of abstracts already submitted and we hope that extending the deadline will enable more …

British Renal Society statement on the provision of transport for patients requiring haemodialysis treatment:

In response to recent proposals by local commissioners to limit the provision of transport for patients requiring haemodialysis by financial means testing, the British Renal Society and all of its Affiliates have agreed the following statement: Haemodialysis is an essential and life-sustaining therapy for those who require it and the …

UKKW 2018 – Abstract Submission is now open

The Renal Association and British Renal Society are excited to be hosting a joint conference in 2018. The conference will take place at Harrogate Convention Centre from 19-21 June 2018 and will be the biggest multi-disciplinary UK event for the renal community in 2018. Abstract submission is now open with …

NICE guideline on CG169 Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management

RE: NICE guideline on CG169 Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management After considering the evidence and consulting with experts, NICE have decided to partially update this guideline. Information about the decision has been published on their website. If you have any queries about the update decision, please contact [email protected] Kind …

World Kidney Day

As you will of course be aware, World Kidney Day takes place at the beginning of March next year. The overall campaign in the UK is led by the Kidney Charities Together (KCT) group, comprising Kidney Care UK (formerly the BKPA), Kidney Research UK, the National Kidney Federation and Polycystic …

Expressions of interest: BRS vice-president

Dear Colleagues After many years of dedicated service to the BRS, Louise Wells has decided to step down from her role as Vice President for Clinical Development. I’m therefore writing to all BRS Affiliates and corresponding members to invite expressions of interest to take up this important position. The replacement …

Get Involved with The Standardised Outcomes in Nephrology (SONG)

The Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology – Peritoneal Dialysis (SONG-PD) is an international initiative that aims to identify which outcomes in peritoneal dialysis are important to patients, caregivers, clinicians and other health professionals. This will inform the development of a core outcome set to be reported in all clinical trials (and other research) in peritoneal dialysis.