General News

And the winner is…

In Issue 22 of Kidney Talk, we announced the winners of our KPA Research Competition. In this article, Ms Hannah Maple, one of our two winners, describes her project and how her research will help support kidney patients’ quality of life. Mr Nicos Kessaris and I are delighted to have

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Big Conversation

Let’s have a BIG conversation!

Held in February, the Big Conversation brought together Black living kidney donors, Black kidney patients, and their friends and family to talk about living kidney donation with GSTT kidney specialists. The aim of the event was to help Black patients, who are often reluctant to talk about living donation, to

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Living Well on Dialysis

Living Well on Dialysis

In 2017 the KPA provided an innovation grant to the GSTT Chaplaincy team to help people who were having difficulty living on dialysis. The Living Well on Dialysis (LWD) programme ran for two years in the New Cross Gate unit and has now been expanded to run in both New

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World World Kidney Day – March 2020

Thank you to everyone – kidney patients, kidney staff and representatives of Kidney Care UK – who operated the World Kidney Day stand in the lobby of Guy’s Hospital in March. As kidney patients, we know that all too often the general public, and sometimes our friends and families, seem

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London Transplant Collaborativ

The London Transplant Collaborative

I have luckily not experienced kidney failure, but I suspect I would be devastated if I were on the waiting list for a kidney transplant and, after a long wait, an organ became available, yet the transplant did not proceed due to a lack of access to an operating theatre.

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The BIG Conversation Living Kidney Donation

The BIG Conversation Living Kidney Donation

First living kidney donation networking event for Black kidney patients South Bank University 18th February, 5.30-8.30 pm The Big Conversation is a patient & family engagement event that is part of the Living Transplant Initiative, a joint project between Gift of Living Donation (GOLD) and Guy’s Hospital and funded by

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Kidney Information Films Win Award

We are please to tell our readers about a series of four short films for adults with kidney disease, which feature patients and staff from GSTT kidney unit. We are delighted to let you know that the films were ‘commended’ in the recent British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards.

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Winners!

And the winners are…

We are pleased to announce that the winners of GSTTKPA’s first Research Competition for GSTT kidney unit staff are: Mr Pankaj Chandak and colleagues for their project: Novel therapies delivered by machine perfusion to improve transplant outcomes Dr Hannah Maple and colleagues for their project: Quality of life in dialysis

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British Transplant Games 2019

In 2019 the British Transplant Games took place in Newport, Wales from 25th to 28th July. Teams from GSTT adult kidney unit and Evelina London Children’s Hospital attended the event with support from GSTTKPA. News from GSTT Adult Team Simon Bessant, Adult Team Manager writes: This year, GSTT sent a

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