Patient Safety Committee


The Kidney Patient Safety Committee (KPSC) aims to support healthcare professionals working in kidney care, to deliver safe, effective, person-centred care with the aim to improve the lives of people with kidney disease by providing or enhancing patient safety-related leadership. A sub-committee of the Renal Association Clinical Affairs Committee, the KPSC reports to the Renal Association Clinical Affairs Committee and the British Renal Society Council and works closely with the MHRA and NHS Improvement.

The KPSC meets once a month to discuss current patient safety issues and progress on identified areas and is co-chaired by Dr Katrin Jones ( RA) and Karen Jenkins ( BRS), with multi-professional and patient members. Any incidents and risks that have occurred to people with kidney disease can be reported to the KPSC via email:  


RA/BRS Patient Safety Committee members

Katy Jones: Co-chair, Consultant Nephrologist

Karen Jenkins: Co-chair, Consultant Nurse

Gerald Boyle: Section Manager, Renal Services

Paul Rylance: Consultant in General and Renal Medicine, RCP Patient Safety Committee Member

Hayley Wells: Renal Pharmacist

Roopa Prabhakar: MHRA Representative

Sue Woodcock: Head of Nursing, Renal Services

Catriona Shaw: Consultant Nephrologist

Francesco Rainone: Consultant Nephrologist

Iain Moore: Consultant Nephrologist

Janette Moran: Consultant Renal Psychologist

Richard Ayres: Patient Representative

Jules Mayes (renal physio)

Alanna Scally (SPR club representative)

Gail Williams (CTM UHB - Welsh Health Specialised Services)

Duncan Ferguson 

Susan Spence




NICE accredited clinical practice guidelines 

Available here

23rd Annual Report

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

Read the report


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

Read the report