Tandoori Bites

Tandoori Bites

In our continuing series of CKD friendly recipes from the renal dietitians at Salford Royal, Maggie Farragher has provided a recipe for Tandoori Bites. This recipe is nice to have if enjoying a barbecue during the summer. It is tasty and easy to make. Tandoori Bites Serves 4. Ingredients lean beef chopped into chunks –[…]

Piri Piri Chicken Burger

Piri Piri Chicken Burger

Piri piri chicken burger with spicy rice In her last recipe for July, Abbey Chapman, renal dietitian from Salford Royal, has adapted a recipe for those of you who like a little spice in their life, Piri Piri Chicken Burger with Spicy Rice.   Adapted from Asdagoodliving.co.uk Serves 4. Chicken with a kick. Ingredients FOR[…]

Pea and Feta Salad

Pea and Feta Salad

Pea and Feta Salad Another tasty CKD friendly recipe from Abbey Chapman, renal dietitian at Salford Royal. Pea and Feta Salad is a delightful summer dish, just perfect for a picnic during this welcome and prolonged spell of warm weather.  Serves 6 to 8 people. Recipe adapted from bbc.com/food. Ingredients 350g/12oz penne, rigatoni or other similar[…]

Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev Another tasty recipe from the renal dietitians at Salford Royal.  This week we have Chicken Kiev, a great family favourite. Chicken Kiev – Adapted from thehappyfoodie.co.uk Serves 4 Ingredients 75g (8oz)unsalted butter, at room temperature 3garlic cloves, crushed 4 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 75g (3oz) plain[…]

Creamy Swedish Meatballs

Creamy Swedish Meatballs

On the day that England play Sweden in the quarter final of the 2018 World Cup, it seems appropriate to share Abbey Chapman’s renal friendly recipe for Creamy Swedish Meatballs.  Abbey is a dietitian at Salford Royal Foundation Trust and has adapted this recipe from the BBC Good Food website. Creamy Swedish Meatballs Serves 4,[…]

Spicy Barbecue Chicken

Spicy Barbecue Chicken

Spicy Barbecue Chicken Helen Botham, renal dietitian at Salford Royal has kindly provided this great recipe for a summer barbecue.  This dish, Spicy Barbecue Chicken, makes a great summer meal that is quick and easy to prepare. Using fresh ingredients, it is full of flavour and low in salt.   Serves 4 Ingredients 4 Chicken[…]

Home dialysis

Videos on setting up and using a home dialysis machine

Helen Jennings, a great supporter of GMKIN, recently made three videos about her home dialysis processes. Your processes may differ dependent on the type of dialysis and the machine you’re using but these videos give a great overview of what’s involved in Home Haemodialysis.  When making your choice of dialysis make sure you work with[…]

Better the Devil you know?

I suppose it’s human nature when diagnosed with a serious chronic illness to compare one’s self to others. Often I see posts in various renal support groups of patients stating that they feel family, friends, and work colleagues would be more understanding of their illness if they had cancer. Some even state ‘they wish they[…]

John and the big silver box

John and the Big Silver Box   Having been told by my consultant some years ago that my future (with a capital F) lay in dialysis, I was dragged down a long dark corridor, kicking and screaming, by a nurse and shown two machines, one large, imposing and scary, the other somewhat smaller and looking[…]

To glove, or not to glove, that is the question

Recently I’ve noticed in some other renal support groups that home haemodialysis (HHD) patients state they are wearing gloves. The home environment is different from a clinical setting and I began to question why these patients were wearing gloves. Firstly let us look at the reasons clinicians wear gloves: Rationale for using medical gloves: Medical[…]

Audrey, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and dialysis ‘shared care’ advocate

My name is Audrey Hyde; many of you may have already come across me as I’ve been around the renal services for many years. Back in 1986 I requested a transfer onto the dialysis unit to see if I would like working in this speciality. Back then haemodialysis units were what we now describe as[…]