Patient Information Committee

The Renal Association’s Patient Information Committee develops high quality patient information resource for use by kidney doctors, patients, families and carers in the UK. The work is carried out in partnership with Kidney Care UK, the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity.

Background

Our aim is to create a series of high-quality, nationally accessible patient-focused leaflets on a variety of topics relating to kidney health. The topics are chosen by the kidney patient community because of their importance as well as the current lack of easily accessible information on those areas. We work with health professionals to produce consistent high quality information for all kidney patients. Hospitals can co-brand our leaflets with their trust logos and present them as shared information resources, which reduces duplication of effort and possible inconsistency of information provided, ensuring that resources are trustworthy and authoritative.

A full list of current resources and details of how to order hard copies is available here. 

Clinical committee

We work in partnership with Kidney Care UK. This comprehensive and unique partnership brings together the leading kidney health professional organisation with expert groups on each topic. Our committee is led by Dr Rebecca Suckling (Adult Consultant Nephrologist, Epsom & St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust), with Dr Jan Dudley (Paediatric Nephrologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children) as the Vice Chair. As well as adult and paediatric nephrologists, the committee also contains allied health professionals including dieticians, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists.

Current membership

Matt Bottomley, Renal Registrar

Paul Bristow, Kidney Care Chief Executive

Wendy Brown, Renal Nursing Specialist

Melanie Dillon, Kidney Care UK Patient Information Coordinator

Jan Dudley, Vice Chair & Paediatric Nephrologist

Katie Durman, Renal Dietitian

Fiona Duthie, Renal Registrar

Louise Hankinson, Clinical Psychologist

Ian Logan, Consultant Nephrologist

Fiona Loud, Kidney Care UK Policy Director

Lauren Mercer, Kidney Care UK Marketing & Communications Officer

Clare Morlidge, Renal Pharmacist

Alexandra Rankin, Adult Consultant Nephrologist

Rebecca Suckling Chair & Adult Consultant Nephrologist

Ros Tibbles, Service Improvement Nurse

Liz Wallin, Renal Registrar

Jayne Woodhouse, Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Patient editorial board

Kidney patients play an active role at all stages of leaflet development, from identifying potential topics, to reviewing drafts and advising on appropriate image selection. This is achieved through our Patient Editorial Board which is led by Paul Bristow, the Chief Executive of Kidney Care UK. The board consists of patients and family members of those affected by kidney disease. Their remit is to:

  • Review draft leaflets
  • Provide suggestions for future topics
  • Raise awareness of the project among fellow kidney patients
  • Renal unit authors & reviewers

 

The expertise of the following individuals is gratefully acknowledged:

Sumoyee Basu, Renal Registrar, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Anna Forbes, Renal SpR, Frimley Park

Keith Gillis, Renal Registrar, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Gerald Glancey, Consultant Nephrologist, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Rachel Hilton, Consultant Nephrologist, Guy’s  &  St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Tasnim Momoniat, Renal Registrar, Bradford

Jonathan Murray, Consultant Nephrologist, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

Hugh Rayner, Consultant Nephrologist, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital,

Wendy Robinson, Specialist Senior Renal Social Worker, Hull

Tracey Salter, Consultant Nephrologist, Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals

Contacts

Melanie Dillon, Kidney Care UK Patient Information Coordinator

 

Guidelines

NICE accredited clinical practice guidelines 

Available here

23rd 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