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Kidney nurse wins bronze at esteemed awards

Kidney nurse wins bronze at esteemed awards 11 April 2024 Roseline Agyekum, senior nurse on the Health Inequalities in kiDney Disease, mEeting the urgent Need to identify early disease in high-risk communities (HIDDEN CKD) project, has been awarded bronze for Renal Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) awards . Rosaline…

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Could community finger-prick testing improve access to kidney protection in underserved high-risk groups?

Could community finger-prick testing improve access to kidney protection in underserved high-risk groups? 16 January 2024 Dr Rouvick Gama from King’s College London has received a clinical training fellowship award of £200,000, in partnership with the Stoneygate Trust, to investigate the most accurate way to measure kidney function in people from different ethnicities, and whether…

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Saving lives in honour of a much-loved matriarch

Saving lives in honour of a much-loved matriarch 25 October 2023 Peer educator-in-training Anushka Loomba is set to help communities in London take control of their own kidney health. She is volunteering to do this vital work with Kidney Research UK as a tribute to a much-loved grandmother who spent her last 18 years of…

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Breast cancer survivor’s battle on dialysis

Breast cancer survivor’s battle on dialysis 07 June 2023 Lancashire resident Helen Rogerson (52) has lived with kidney disease all her life, but a recent experience with breast cancer hastened her journey to kidney failure, forcing her to move from full time to part time work for the NHS.  When she was 15, living in…

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Dialysis treatment leaves kidney patient unable to work

Dialysis treatment leaves kidney patient unable to work 06 June 2023 Lee Farrington was 21 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, but he managed his condition for 25 years, and got on with life as best he could. He worked hard, he enjoyed an active social life and he raised four children with…

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Accessing mental health support at a time of need

Accessing mental health support at a time of need 15 May 2023 Beauty therapist Sabina Saeed has suffered from severe kidney complications since she was a baby, but wasn’t offered psychological support until she was in her mid-thirties and going through dialysis.   With that in mind, she was eager to get involved with the focus…

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New screening programme in Wales

New screening programme in Wales 13 April 2023 Working in partnership with NHS Wales and Diabetes UK Cymru, and in consultation with Kidney Wales, we’re spearheading a new project to screen for and prevent chronic kidney disease (CKD) in people with diabetes in Wales with existing kidney patients empowering at-risk patients.   The problem  Diabetes is…

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Improving organ and tissue donation awareness within ethnic minority communities in Wales thanks to NHSBT funding.

Improving organ and tissue donation awareness within ethnic minority communities in Wales thanks to NHSBT funding. 05 April 2023 Thanks to £10,000 of funding from NHS Blood and Transplant, we’re teaming up with Kidney Wales to improve organ and tissue donation awareness within ethnic minority communities in Wales, ultimately increasing the number of organs available…

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