Kidney Patients Association UK


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Telephone: 01909 544999 Fax: 01909 481723

Helpline: 0800 169 09 36

Address: The National Kidney Federation,The Point, Coach Road,,Shireoaks, Worksop S81 8BW

NKF is the national kidney charity actually run by Kidney Patients for Kidney Patients. 

Most Renal units have a Kidney patient Association (KPA) specifically attached to that unit, however, in January 1979 these independent charities realised that they needed a national organisation to fight their cause as renal provision was in dire difficulties, overstretched, and under resourced. If ever there was a case of post code provision, renal disease was it! Currently there are 69 KPAs and they come together as the controlling Council of the National Kidney Federation, the KPAs are both the ears and the eyes of the NKF and its controlling force. Patients are the Officers of the NKF, the Executive Committee of the NKF and the workforce of the NKF. Apart from six members of staff, all other personnel are either Kidney patients or carers of Kidney patients.

Unlike other kidney charities, the NKF has only two roles campaigning for improvements to renal provision and treatment, and national patient support services.

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Find us on Face Book and Twitter  @NKF_UK

Registered Charity Number 1106735

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