Fiona Loud is Policy Director of Kidney Care UK.
Fiona spent 5 years on dialysis (PD and HD) after her kidneys failed as a consequence of the rare disease tuberous sclerosis and also kidney cancer, before receiving a transplant from her husband in late 2006.
She is involved with numerous groups working to improve standards of care for kidney patients and led the charity’s work on Covid-19, the organ donation opt-out law and the continuation of dialysis provision in the EU post-Brexit.
She set up and chaired the UK Renal Registry patient council and has contributed as a lay representative to many of the kidney guidelines produced by NICE.
Fiona is chair of the Organ Donation committee at West Herts hospital, and vice chair of the Lister Area Kidney Patients Association.
In 2015 she was voted a Health Service Journal top 50 patient leader.