News

COVID 19 & Vaccinations

The Covid pandemic has been a very trying time for kidney patients who are particularly vulnerable to the virus and it is wonderful news that a vaccine has been approved, with others in the pipeline. There are a number of questions that are of particular concern to...

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Luton Kidney Centre

On 15th December it was announced that funding approval from NHSE for the construction of a new kidney dialysis unit at Nimbus Park, to be named the Luton Kidney Centre, has been obtained and there has also been notification...

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Dialysis post Brexit when travelling in Europe

Following a 4 year campaign by Kidney Care UK, the government has confirmed that, in the event of a no deal Brexit, it will cover the cost of dialysis if you travel in Europe. It’s not perfect as we actually need a full reciprocal healthcare arrangement but it...

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LAKPA AGM

The LAKPA Annual General Meeting will be held on 23 March 2021 starting at 7.00pm. It will be held via Zoom and all members are invited to attend. Joining details will be provided nearer the time, but in the meantime, if there are any issues you wish to raise please...

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World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day for 2021 takes place on 11 March. In previous year’s we have had a stand in the main concourse of Lister Hospital with donation information, raffles and other fundraising activities. A similar effort looks unlikely for 2021, but we will be...

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Home Dialysis

For patients who are dialysing and able to do it, home dialysis offers many advantages, not least during the Covid pandemic as it means that they can shelter effectively. The clinical team at Lister have long recognised and encouraged the benefits of home...

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