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New longterm mental health and wellbeing plan for England

New longterm mental health and wellbeing plan for England 06 May 2022 On 12 April the Westminster Government published a consultation on its new Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan for England. The ‘call for evidence’ is designed to inform a new 10-year mental health plan to prevent mental ill-health, improve mental health support across the…

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I feel the need to be worthy of my donor kidney

I feel the need to be worthy of my donor kidney 16 March 2022 Thomas Finan was just 14 years old when he was diagnosed with kidney disease. He had been having bad night sweats which initially were put down to hormonal changes. But thanks to his mother’s persistence, and a supportive GP, he was…

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Life turned upside down

Life turned upside down 15 March 2022 Kidney disease attacked Nicci Rimmer without warning and the fallout continues to affect her physically, mentally, financially and socially. She believes much more must be done to support and inform people faced with life-changing kidney disease and is backing Kidney Research UK’s call for all kidney patients to…

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Survey reveals impact on kidney patients’ mental health – time for action

Survey reveals impact on kidney patients’ mental health – time for action 23 February 2022 We are calling for better mental health support for kidney patients after a recent survey of over 1,000 kidney patients uncovered the significant impact the disease has on their mental health. Our survey discovered that two thirds (67%) of kidney…

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Boosting diversity in research studies

Boosting diversity in research studies 20 January 2022 Research studies must be representative of the groups of people they are designed to help. We’re supporting a new project to help create more diversity among kidney research participants Recruitment for a landmark new study is underway across the areas of Salford, Oldham and Rochdale. With the…

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Talk to your family this Organ Donation Week

Talk to your family this Organ Donation Week 23 September 2021 Our health equalities programme manager, Neerja Jain, explains why Kidney Research UK is encouraging families from all communities to talk about organ donation. This Organ Donation Week, we’re encouraging families to talk about organ donation. Whilst great strides have been made in England, Scotland…

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Ethnicity adjustment for kidney function testing removed from NICE chronic kidney disease guideline

Ethnicity adjustment for kidney function testing removed from NICE chronic kidney disease guideline 25 August 2021 The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) chronic kidney disease (CKD) guideline update, released today, has removed the recommendation to adjust for Black ethnicity when estimating how well a patient’s kidneys are working; a change that will prevent…

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Doctor who saved her dad’s life wants to raise awareness of the gift of organ donation among minority ethnic communities

Doctor who saved her dad’s life wants to raise awareness of the gift of organ donation among minority ethnic communities 19 May 2021 A London doctor hopes her scientific background, combined with the experience of donating a kidney to her dad, can raise awareness of organ donation among minority ethnic communities. Dr Priya Mangat is…

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Young peer educator is keen to get back to doing what she loves – raising awareness of kidney disease

Young peer educator is keen to get back to doing what she loves – raising awareness of kidney disease 19 November 2020 A Salford University student is keen to get back to raising awareness of kidney disease once lockdown restrictions are lifted.  Ammarah Mehmood, 21, is passionate about spreading awareness of kidney disease having seen the impact it has had on her dad…

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