News

Keep up to date with the latest Kidney Care UK news, including information on our latest campaigns and kidney-related research.

  • Awareness, News

    Study finds patients with kidney failure at high risk of heart attack and stroke

    People with kidney failure are many times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than the general population, according to research published in the European Heart Journal and funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

  • Campaign, News

    First-ever dialysis reimbursement guidelines announced by Scottish government

    The Scottish government have confirmed the introduction of the first-ever national guidelines for reimbursement for people on home dialysis in Scotland following campaigning from Kidney Care UK.

  • News

    Working with the NHS to help you stay well and warm this winter

    Winter conditions can be bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or older, and people with long-term conditions such as kidney disease. We have worked with the NHS to produce a CKD-specific winter health leaflet.

  • Awareness, News

    NHS England to trial home testing for chronic kidney disease (CKD)

    NHS England has announced funding for a trial in West Yorkshire of home kidney function tests.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    Shingles vaccination recommendation

    The shingles vaccination is now recommended for people aged 50 or over who are severely immunocompromised.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    Final NICE guidance recommending new drugs for CKD

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have issued final guidance recommending the use of two new treatments for CKD and IgAN: empagliflozin and targeted-release budesonide.

  • Awareness, News

    Lives are being put at risk by the failure to recognise the seriousness of CKD

    A new Kidney Care UK report, Let’s talk kidneys – opportunities for early intervention in chronic kidney disease, suggests that a lack of focus on chronic kidney disease (CKD) is putting lives at risk and putting unsustainable pressure on the NHS.

  • News

    Diary of a Kidney Warrior Podcast celebrates 100th episode

    Dee Moore, who lives in Birmingham, recently celebrated the 100th episode of her Diary of a Kidney Warrior Podcast which is run in partnership with Kidney Care UK.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    NICE issue guidance recommending empagliflozin for CKD

    Kidney Care UK contributed to the NICE appraisal of this drug, highlighting the challenges of living with kidney disease and the difference a drug that can slow down progress of the disease and potentially delay the need for dialysis can make to people.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    First licensed treatment for IgAN recommended by NICE

    The use of targeted-release budesonide is not a cure but may help many people with primary immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) from ever reaching kidney failure.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    Get 'winter strong’ with flu and Covid-19 vaccines

    Eligible people are invited to book their free vaccines ahead of the festive and new year season, when flu and Covid-19 are expected to peak.

  • News

    British Gas Energy Trust funds money and energy advice

    Kidney Care UK are working with the British Gas Energy Trust to provide tailored money and energy advice to kidney patients, with a focus on those living in London, South East England and South West England.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    Northern Ireland home dialysis energy reimbursement update

    Energy reimbursement payments are coming soon for people in Northern Ireland who are undergoing home peritoneal dialysis treatment.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    Access your GP health record on the NHS App

    The NHS is giving people access to their GP health record on the NHS App, NHS website and other GP online services. This means people will be able to easily access information including consultation notes, test results and letters.

  • News, Organ donation

    Plans to add organ donation registration option to passport

    NHS Blood and Transplant, the Department of Health and Social Care and the Home Office are working in partnership to introduce a new option to allow people to register their organ donation decision.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    Study of vulnerability to Covid-19 opens to recruitment

    Patient recruitment has opened for the Stratification of Clinically Vulnerable People for COVID-19 Risk Using Antibody Testing (STRAVINSKY) study, which aims to build our understanding of the individuals who are at highest risk of Covid-19 infection.

  • News

    Kidney Care UK joins Global Patient Alliance for Kidney Health

    Kidney Care UK has joined 16 patient advocacy organisations from across the world to form the Global Patient Alliance for Kidney Health.

  • Fundraising

    Celebrities tee off to support people affected by kidney disease

    Hosted by sports presenter and transplant recipient Stephen Watson, Kidney Care UK's Kidney Golf Classic event raised over £35,000 for the kidney community in Northern Ireland.

  • Fundraising, News

    Climbing 214 peaks in the Lake District for Kidney Care UK

    Last week Donna and Steve Harrison completed a challenge that has been eight years in the making by finishing the Wainwright Challenge and raising funds for Kidney Care UK.

  • Awareness, Campaign, News

    Patient representatives share their experiences with government

    Ahead of Organ Donation Week Kidney Care UK and NHS Blood and Transplant met with over 40 MPs at Westminster to discuss organ donation and urge the government to increase public awareness of life-saving transplantation.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    New treatment approved for people with CKD

    SGLT2 inhibitor Jardiance receives approval from the UK's medicines regulator.