The World Kidney Day initiative in the UK is led by Kidney Charities Together:
British Renal Society
The British Renal Society (formally known as The British Renal Symposium), was formed in 2001 to promote formal dialogue between the many specialist professional groups involved in the care of people living with kidney disease.
Kidney Care UK
Kidney Care UK (formerly The British Kidney Patient Association- BKPA), is the leading kidney patient support charity in the UK, working to improve the life of kidney patients and their families. The charity provides emotional, practical and financial support to patients, as well as working to improve the quality of health and care services and campaigning for change.
Kidney Research UK
Kidney Research UK is the UK’s leading kidney research charity and believe that everybody has a right to a life free of kidney disease. As pioneers in the field for decades, their developments in treatments, better information for patients and raising vital public awareness have been saving lives. Today, their work is more essential than ever. In 2017, the charity merged with Kids Kidney Research (a previous member of the Kidney Charities Together group).
NKF (National Kidney Federation), is run by patients, for patients and campaigns for improvements to renal provision and treatment, and provides national patient support services.
About 70,000 adults and children in the UK have Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD – life-threatening inherited conditions that can cause renal (kidney) failure and affect other organs in the body. Over 12 million children and adults worldwide have PKD. We support those affected, fund research and raise awareness.
The Renal Association is the leading professional body for the UK kidney community, dedicated to improving lives by supporting professionals in the delivery of kidney care and research. We have over 1,200 doctors, scientists and multi-professional team members. Home to the UK Renal Registry, the British Association for Paediatric Nephrology, the UK Renal Pharmacy Group, Rare Renal and the Rare Disease Registry (RaDaR) and the renal trainees’ SpR Club.
With the significant help of their supporters, Kidney Wales provides information, advice and assistance to patients and their families and makes grants available through a Well-being Fund for patients. They also work alongside the NHS to invest in targeted support for kidney patients and run research projects that benefit Welsh kidney patients.