LAKPA is run entirely by volunteers, all of whom have had their life impacted by kidney disease and over the years we’ve built a great working relationships with clinical and support staff across the renal unit.

We now have an opportunity for two people to join our LAKPA liaison team and represent kidney patients at Lister Home Therapies and the St Albans dialysis unit.

Could this be you?

We’ve included some information about the roles below and if you’re interested and would like to talk to someone about taking up one of these volunteer roles please contact our Chairperson Kirit Modi at kiritmodi1@hotmail.com.  Thank you.

The Role of a LAKPA Liaison Person 

 

To be the main point of contact between LAKPA and the relevant renal unit, (Bedford/Chiltern/Harlow/lister/St Albans/Home Therapies unit) and the Renal Team to include the Clinical Team, the Social Work Team, Ward 6B and the Transplant Team  

 

  • To liaise with patients and raise issues of concern with the staff and at the LAKPA Committee meetings as appropriate
     
  • To make regular visits to the unit and arrange regular meetings involving senior staff in charge and patients in an informal setting
     
  • To report to LAKPA Committee meetings on the work of the unit, including putting forward ideas for events and/or fundraising proposals
     
  • To establish a LAKPA notice board in each area and to keep it updated
     
  • To publicise the work of LAKPA among the renal patients in their area through the distribution of the LAKPA Newsletter, any other publications and promote events for occasions such as World Kidney Day
     
  • To encourage patients and their families and staff to become members of LAKPA
     
  • To encourage the local area to spend the agreed LAKPA donations for Christmas and other celebrations
     
  • To encourage patients and their families to participate in social events supported or organised by LAKPA
     
  • Work with LAKPA Communications lead in publishing news of events etc on the LAKPA website and social media