We are dedicated to improving the understanding of kidney disease, its causes, treatment and management through funding research, with confidence that it can build on the advances and scientific breakthroughs that have been made by researchers - many of them supported by the charity. We operate a kidney health information service to answer the questions kidney patients inevitably have about their condition, and a range of web-based literature is available on various kidney diseases.
The NKF is the national charity in the UK run by kidney patients for kidney patients. The aim is to promote both the best renal medical practice and treatment, and the health of persons suffering from chronic kidney disease or established renal failure. The NKF also supports the related needs of those relatives and friends who care for kidney patients.
We know that life with kidney disease can be mentally and physically demanding; patients have to cope with changes in their health, numerous hospital visits, the effects on work and family life and associated financial issues. The British Kidney Patient Association is here to help you.