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Add your voice to our petition on kidney disease in Scotland

Add your voice to our petition on kidney disease in Scotland If you care about the state of kidney care in Scotland, sign our petition 01 February 2024 We have lodged a petition with the Scottish Parliament calling on the Scottish Government to make chronic kidney disease (CKD) a clinical priority. The petition is now…

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Bringing the personal to parliament

Bringing the personal to parliament 31 January 2024 Khalid Mahmood is the UK’s longest serving Asian MP, having represented his Birmingham Perry Barr constituency since 2001. Motivated by his own dialysis and transplant experiences the 62-year-old Labour politician is hugely supportive of our cause. As the parliamentary sponsor for the launch of our new report…

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Experts call for improved prevention and early diagnosis

Experts call for improved prevention and early diagnosis 31 January 2024 A new report by Kidney Research UK is being launched at Westminster on Wednesday 31 January to spell out the urgent steps decision makers need to take to improve the prevention and early diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in England. Report calls for…

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Parliamentary focus on plight of transplant patients from minority backgrounds

Parliamentary focus on plight of transplant patients from minority backgrounds 05 December 2023 A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Ethnicity Transplantation and Transfusion has concluded that minority ethnic transplant patients face double inequity. Having submitted evidence to the APPG we welcome this focus on the longstanding issue of the inequity people from…

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Charity welcomes potentially life-saving treatment

Charity welcomes potentially life-saving treatment 17 November 2023 The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), has issued draft guidance recommending a new treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) called empagliflozin, which has been shown to slow down progression to kidney failure and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Empagliflozin…

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Your chance to get MPs to take next steps on kidney disease and mental health

Your chance to get MPs to take next steps on kidney disease and mental health 28 September 2023 Since launching our report into mental health and kidney disease earlier this year, we’ve been pushing away at our legislators’ doors to draw attention to our recommendations. Together with Centre for Mental Health, who wrote the report,…

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Super show of political support

Super show of political support 13 September 2023 Thank you so much to the hundreds of supporters who contacted their MPs and encouraged them to attend our Westminster reception on Monday 11 September. The parliamentary launch The event was the parliamentary launch of our report warning that kidney disease has become a public health emergency…

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Getting political buy-in to kidney disease

Getting political buy-in to kidney disease 07 September 2023 On Monday 11 September we are hosting a parliamentary reception, providing the kidney community with the chance to speak directly to politicians and decision makers who influence and shape government policy.  This Westminster event is a key milestone since the publication of our report warning that…

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