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Celebrating our volunteers

Celebrating our volunteers 31 May 2024 This Volunteers’ Week (3-9 June), we want to thank the amazing people who dedicate their time to support our charity in ending kidney disease.  Whether raising awareness, cheering on fundraisers, educating communities, contributing to research, sharing lived experience, supporting patients, being a trustee or working in our charity shop,…

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Volunteering in memory of my dad

Volunteering in memory of my dad 22 May 2024 After a 23-year struggle with kidney disease, Eleanor Senior’s dad, Bill, died in November 2023 at the age of 80. This heartbreaking loss spurred Eleanor, a 29-year-old microbiologist from Chester, to become a volunteer with Kidney Research UK, and support the charity’s vision of putting an…

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“Nurses have a special relationship with patients and can drive research”

“Nurses have a special relationship with patients and can drive research” 10 May 2024 Ahead of International Nurses Day on Sunday 12 May, we spoke to Pam Yanez, former directorate manager for renal services in Newcastle, about her career and our upcoming campaign to encourage more renal nurses to become involved in research. Funded opportunities…

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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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Government funding critical for kidney research

Government funding critical for kidney research 22 March 2024 At the beginning of March, we welcomed the announcement by Jeremy Hunt MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, that, as part of the Budget the government would provide a package of £45m to support charity-funded early career researchers. We are now delighted to report that we have…

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New book to help children at Manchester hospital facing kidney transplant

New book to help children at Manchester hospital facing kidney transplant 20 March 2024 A new set of books have been launched today, specially tailored to support children with kidney disease being treated at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.   The hospital will be gifted copies of books created by Get Better Books and funded by Kidney…

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Late diagnosis causes irreversible and major harm to kidney patients

Late diagnosis causes irreversible and major harm to kidney patients 14 March 2024 Urgent opportunities to diagnose life-changing kidney disease are being missed, with patients left unaware, uninformed and unprepared for the devastating diagnosis, our research reveals on World Kidney Day 2024.   We commissioned a survey of kidney patients in February this year, which found…

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