News

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

  • Campaign, News

    Government publishes interim Major Conditions Strategy report

    Kidney Care UK has submitted evidence to inform the government's Major Conditions Strategy for England, explaining some of the key challenges for people living with kidney disease and what improvements could be made.

  • Campaign, News

    Do you have in-centre dialysis in Scotland?

    If you receive haemodialysis or are a kidney health care professional in Scotland, we'd love to hear about your experiences of travelling to and from in-centre (hospital / satellite unit) dialysis.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    Kidney Care UK becomes a trusted information creator

    Charity gains PIF TICK accreditation for patient information resources.

  • News

    United Utilities and Kidney Care UK support North West patients

    Water company United Utilities and Kidney Care UK have formed a partnership to give kidney patients in the North West additional support.

  • Awareness, News

    Kidney Care UK and E.ON Next provide support to patients

    The UK’s leading kidney patient support charity and E.ON Next, one of the UK’s major energy suppliers, have announced a new partnership which will help signpost additional help available to people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including people who undertake life-saving haemodialysis at home.

  • Campaign, News

    NHSBT Organ Donation Week and Kidney Care UK Parliament reception

    Join our campaign to ensure more people receive life changing kidney transplants.

  • News

    Ground-breaking new Welsh kidney support project launches

    Kidney Care UK, the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity, Wales & West Utilities, and the Welsh Kidney Network are working together with NHS Wales to offer specialist support to 1,500 people with kidney failure in Wales.

  • Campaign, News

    Help shape the independent UK Covid-19 Inquiry

    Kidney Care UK is working with the independent and impartial UK Covid-19 Inquiry to encourage everyone in the kidney community to share their unique experiences of the pandemic. Share your story as part of the Every Story Matters campaign.

  • Campaign, News, Organ donation

    Dáithí's Law: Northern Ireland’s new opt-out organ donation system

    Jo-Anne Dobson is a living kidney donor, Kidney Care UK Northern Ireland Ambassador and a former Stormont MLA who has been at the forefront of campaigning for Dáithí's Law.

  • Awareness, News

    Don't forget to think about your kidneys

    In its early stages, chronic kidney disease is ‘silent’ and doesn’t usually cause symptoms, but as it gets more advanced, there are some signs you may notice.

  • News

    Tina Turner, 26 November 1939 – 24 May 2023

    Our thoughts are with her family, friends and fans.

  • Awareness, News

    Kidney Care UK, Bristol Water and Wessex Water partnership

    Kidney Care UK, the UK's leading kidney patient support charity, and water companies Wessex Water and Bristol Water have joined forces to support more than 200,000 people with chronic kidney disease in the South West of England.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    New drugs approved for people with kidney disease

    New drugs for chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC). Kidney Care UK have also contributed to new guidance to improve care for people with AKI (Acute Kidney Injury).

  • Awareness, News

    Kidney Care UK, Trussell Trust, JRF, and 90 other charities join forces

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), the Trussell Trust, Kidney Care UK and other NGOs, charities and professional bodies are calling on all UK political party leaders to guarantee essentials for low-income households.

  • News, Treatment and medication

    MyRenalCare app helps kidney patients take control of their health

    The virtual care and consultation digital app, supported by Kidney Care UK, helps kidney patients manage their condition and reduces referral waiting times.

  • Awareness, News

    Electricity North West secures partnership with Kidney Care UK

    Electricity North West has joined forces with the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity to help provide additional support for its customers who are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

  • Awareness, News

    Kidney Care UK and Severn Trent to support kidney patients

    Kidney Care UK and Severn Trent have joined forces to support more than a quarter of a million people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the heart of the UK.

  • Awareness, News

    Kidney Care UK and Southern Water partnership

    Kidney Care UK and Southern Water are working together to provide support for kidney patients living across the south of England.

  • Campaign, News, Organ donation

    Passage of the Northern Ireland opt-out law, Dáithí’s Law

    On 1 June 2023, the law around organ donation in Northern Ireland will change to an opt-out system. The new law will be known as Dáithí’s Law in recognition of six year old Dáithí Mac Gabhann, who has been on the waiting list for a heart transplant since 2018.

  • Campaign, News, Organ donation

    Honouring the gift of donation – utilising organs for transplant

    A Government report has been published backing recommendations to improve the organ transplant system.

  • Awareness, Campaign, Organ donation

    Kidney Care UK urges Department of Health not to delay Opt-Out Legislation in Northern Ireland

    We are concerned about the impact having no Health Minister will have on the introduction of the Northern Ireland Opt-Out system.