British Renal Society/Renal Association group to assess and explain stratified risk of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in kidney patients

Aim: to provide information and guidance to the renal community on the risk of serious harm from COVID-19 as the initial period of shielding ends Summary Shielding measures for renal patients that started in March have been paused on 1 August in England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. In Wales, shielding will …

Introducing Kidney Beam: A new physical and emotional wellbeing online platform

Yesterday saw the launch of Kidney Beam, a new, free online platform for all kidney patients, offering movement, fitness, physical and emotional wellbeing sessions, designed especially for people living with kidney disease. The British Renal Society and the Renal Association fully support this project. A broad team of practitioners led …

Join the renal community’s COVID-19 briefing call – Friday 10 July 2020 16:00

Since mid-March there has been a regular national call around COVID-19  including members of the national renal professional societies, patient groups, NHS leads, and industry partners. Until a month ago this was held weekly and is now being held ​each fortnight.  These calls have been particularly useful in cross-briefing information, and …

The Renal Association and the British Renal Society believe that Black Lives Matter.

The Renal Association and the British Renal Society believe that Black Lives Matter. Kidney disease is more common in people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. People from BAME communities are more likely to need a kidney transplant, but less likely to receive one. 1,2 NHS staff are drawn from …