A great opportunity has become available to lend your voice to how our Renal services are delivered

 

Specialised Commissioning (part of NHS England) is currently recruiting for two patient representatives to join the Renal Clinical Reference Group (CRG) as Patient and Public Voice representatives.  CRGs provide expert clinical advice and leadership on specialised services for a group of conditions or treatments. CRGs, with the support of working groups, lead on the development of clinical policies, service specifications and many other aspects of the commissioning of services.

Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners play a crucial role in specialised services and are represented throughout our boards/committees/groups to ensure that the views of patients, carers and the public are at the heart of all we do.

More about Renal Services

Renal services deal with patients with kidney failure. Each year, in England, approximately 5,500 people start treatment for kidney failure and there are currently around 43,000 people receiving treatment for kidney failure. Around 4 in 10 people are treated by haemodialysis), this can be done either in hospital or at home. About 1 in 10 people are treated using peritoneal dialysis. Approximately half of these patients are treated by having a kidney transplant.

The Renal CRG’s scope covers

  • services for people with acute kidney injury
  • the preparation for and delivery of dialysis, whether in a centre or at home
  • people who undergo kidney transplantation.

 

Here’s where you can find out more:

And here’s how to apply