CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST KIDNEY TRANSPLANT AT MANCHESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY 22 March 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the first kidney transplant at Manchester Royal Infirmary. To celebrate this occasion and the 6,000 plus transplants that have taken place since then Manchester Transplant Team have organised an Afternoon Tea the details[…]
Hi everyone, I attended in April the National Kidney Federation (NKF) KPA Day/AGM in Birmingham. We showcased the service to representatives of KPAs across the country and I gave a presentation on the service and its progress. I was so nervous when doing my presentation but I must have done ok as this led to[…]
DNA Editing: Future therapy for genetic conditions? It can’t have escaped your notice that in the past few days the latest development in DNA editing has featured heavily in the media as news emerged of scientists from the USA and South Korea successfully removing a piece of faulty DNA from an embryo. Not untypically, the[…]
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph just before the recent Rugby World Cup Jonah Lomu, who sadly died at the age of 40 last night, said “Imagine what I could have done healthy”. That’s a scary thought given what he did achieve in the game but we should read more than that into those[…]
It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Mohammed Ali Patient Experience Collaborative Hi All Vicki and I had a really positive meeting with our Executive Sponsor today. All the Salford Royal quality improvement projects have a senior sponsor or champion. This is part[…]
Hi Everyone, My name is Joseph, and I am a CKD patient who is having a kidney Transplant on Friday 01st August 2014. I am very fortunate that my older Brother is giving me the gift of life. In 2010 I became ill and quickly the doctors diagnosed CKD. For the next 4 years I[…]
April 2014 Hello and welcome to my first blog! My name is Vicki Poynton; I am the Senior Manager for Renal Services at Salford Royal. Hopefully I will be able to keep you up to date on all things renal across Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford and Wigan. Some of you may be aware that the[…]
NKF Annual conference The National Kidney Foundation are holding their Annual Patient Conference 2013 at Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, on the 11-13 October 2013. Kidney poster and for any further information contact Dr Tina Chrysochou (firstname.lastname@example.org).