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 …

NICE Guidance: Tests to help assess risk of acute kidney injury for people being considered for critical care admission

The final diagnostics guidance on ‘Tests to help assess risk of acute kidney injury for people being considered for critical care admission’ has been published today. You can find the final guidance here: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/dg39

Expressions of interest sought for renal patients unshielding working group – deadline 12pm 8 June 2020

The Renal Association and British Renal Society are seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for a small working group to develop expert advice and guidance for patients and staff as we begin the process of unshielding for renal patients. We would especially seek those who have expertise in data collection, epidemiology and …