Current opportunities

Clinical Chairs

Do you want to help develop high-quality patient information resources for use by kidney doctors, patients, families, and carers across the UK? We are looking for a clinical Chair to co-chair the Patient Information Committee
 

THE ROLE:

Co-Chairs (one clinical and one MPT) will support the Committee in developing a data-driven approach to new topics and print requirements, obtaining Patient Information Forum (PIF TICK) accreditation, and developing new topics and alternative information formats. The work is carried out in partnership with Kidney Care UK, the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity.

It is anticipated that post holders will remain in place for three years, starting in Autumn 2022.

To apply please send a brief expression of interest statement (max 100 words) to Melanie Dillon, Patient Information Coordinator.

 

"I was delighted to be asked by Graham Lipkin back in 2015 to chair a new group with Kidney Care UK and the Renal Association working together to provide high-quality patient information. We learnt from the experience of Jan Dudley who set up infoKID and built a large resource of patient information. In the last two years, we have also provided updated information about COVID-19, including many webinars for patients with kidney disease. I have loved working with the group and now is the time to take this forward, building on these experiences where different ways of providing information are key."

- Dr Rebecca Suckling, Past-Chair

Are you ready to take on a national leadership role co-ordinating, representing and supporting Renal Clinical Directors throughout the UK? We are looking for an exceptional Chair for the Clinical Services Committee.
 

THE ROLE:

Working across the 4 nations of the UK, this Committee provides a direct link to the Clinical Directors of renal units. It supports clinical leaders in delivering high-quality patient care and in the strategic development of their units. The Chair will support the Committee in contributing to an important renal workforce planning exercise, developing the new regional model of the UKKA and re-establishing the Clinical Directors Forum.

If you are a current or former CD or a regional network Clinical Lead with a passion for improving the care of renal patients and the visibility of Renal Medicine in the UK, this is an ideal opportunity to contribute at national level.

The Committee forms a vital part of the UKKA Clinical Affairs Board and is supported by the Medical President and Vice President of the UKKA as well as by the expertise of the UKKA Secretariat.

Do you want to develop vital national renal leadership to protect kidney patients against COVID-19? We are looking for a clinical Chair for the newly created Infection Prevention and Control Committee (previously the COVID committee).

 

THE ROLE:

Co-Chairs (one clinical and one MPT) will support key priorities including working with all UK-wide renal units to provide information and data, therapeutic guidance, coordination and support around COVID-19. This Committee will continue to support patient charities and lobby and leverage statutory bodies to highlight the needs and care of kidney patients. It is anticipated that this will evolve to be reactive to new infections in the future.

 

Non-clinical chairs

Do you want to help develop high-quality patient information resources for use by kidney doctors, patients, families, and carers across the UK? We are looking for an MPT Chair to co-chair the Patient Information Committee
 

THE ROLE:

Co-Chairs (one clinical and one MPT) will support the Committee in developing a data-driven approach to new topics and print requirements, obtaining Patient Information Forum (PIF TICK) accreditation, and developing new topics and alternative information formats. The work is carried out in partnership with Kidney Care UK, the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity.

It is anticipated that post holders will remain in place for three years, starting in Autumn 2022.

To apply please send a brief expression of interest statement (max 100 words) to Melanie Dillon, Patient Information Coordinator.

Do you want to develop vital national renal leadership to protect kidney patients against COVID-19? We are looking for an MPT Chair for the newly created Infection Prevention and Control Committee (previously the COVID committee).

 

THE ROLE:

Co-Chairs (one clinical and one MPT) will support key priorities including working with all UK-wide renal units to provide information and data, therapeutic guidance, coordination and support around COVID-19. This Committee will continue to support patient charities and lobby and leverage statutory bodies to highlight the needs and care of kidney patients. It is anticipated that this will evolve to be reactive to new infections in the future.

 

Committee members

Re-launching after COVID, the Patient Information Committee is welcoming new members to support the production of patient information for use across the kidney community. 

Paediatric and adult specialists are most welcome.

To learn more about the Committee and its previous outputs visit the Patient Information Committee page.

We are refreshing the UKKA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. It is essential that there is a committee fit for purpose to ensure that our house is in order; the scope of this committee will focus on the UKKA as an organisation and the work it is directly involved in.

 

Want to join the Committee or have some thoughts on how we can improve equality, diversity and inclusion across the UK Kidney Association? 

Join our informal meeting on 8th of November and discuss:

  • What is involved in the Committee? 
  • Areas of focus 
  • Areas to improve

The EDI Committee will be supported by one of the UKKA Presidents and the UKKA’s HR Manager, Secretariat and Communications Lead.

We are finalising a leadership training programme to support established and emerging leaders that will launch soon and take place in early 2023 and will be available to members.

 

Upcoming posts

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Clinical President

Clinical UKKA member      

Appointed June 2023       

Elected by the membership. 1 year as President-elect, President from June 2024      

MPT Clinical Vice President

MPT UKKA member

Appointed June 2023

Elected by the membership

MPT Academic Vice President

MPT UKKA member

Appointed June 2023

Elected by the membership

Treasurer

UKKA member

Appointed June 2023

Appointed by the board of trustees

Clinical Academic Vice President     

Clinical UKKA member

Appointed June 2023

Elected by the board of trustees 

Guidelines

NICE accredited clinical practice guidelines 

Available here

24th Annual Report

Analyses about the care provided to patients at UK renal centres.

Read the report

UKRR AKI Report

A report on the nationwide collection of AKI warning test scores. 

Read the report