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Living Well on Haemodialysis

Researchers at the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham are looking for people to take part in a trial of new online materials designed to help people live well on dialysis.

UK's most vulnerable to receive life-saving COVID-19 treatments

Thousands of the UK’s most vulnerable people are now among the first in the world to access life-saving, cutting-edge antiviral and antibody treatments for Covid-19 at home.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and polycystic kidney disease update

We provide some quick facts here on COVID-19 for people with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

PatientView to move to Patients Know Best

The UK Kidney Association (UKKA) has signed an important deal with Patients Know Best (PKB) to re-platform the national patient-facing system PatientView to the PKB personal health records platform.

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Grant to promote PKD treatment research

The PKD Charity has just awarded a £45,000 grant to the UCL Division of Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital London to part-fund a 3-year PhD Studentship.

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ADPKD aneurysm risk study

People with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are known to be at high risk of intracranial aneurysms (IA).

Recommendations for third or booster COVID-19 vaccines

Clarification on kidney patients who are eligible for the third primary dose or booster COVID-19 vaccination is now available.

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Third dose of Covid vaccine for severely immunosuppressed

The JCVI advises that a third dose should be offered to people over 12 who were severely immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second dose, including those with leukaemia, advanced HIV and organ transplant recipients. 

New research on Covid-19 vaccines

Research published this month highlights the need for a third covid-19 vaccine dose for kidney patients, with calls for the JCVI to prioritise roll out.

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