The LAKPA Newletter is published 3 times a year in autumn, spring and summer and, as well as being available on this website, is also sent free, in hard copy, to all those members who have given us permission to send them information by post. If you wish to receive a copy by post, you will need to become a member of LAKPA which is entirely free to join (see our Membership section for details).

We are committed to producing an interesting and informative publication that specifically focusses on local issues facing our patients. Each Newsletter has a main theme, although many other areas of interest and concern are covered.

In the last couple of issues we have looked at the growth of dialysis at home as well as keeping readers up to date with the progress of ‘Max and Keira’s Law’ which came into force on 20 May 2020. This change means that all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have registered a decision not to donate or belong to an excluded group.

Unsurprisingly the focus for the Summer Edition which will be available early in July is the Covid-19 pandemic which has had an enormous impact on kidney patients and their families and the summer 2020 edition has a fascinating article on how our renal team has met the challenge of managing the pandemic head on.

We hope you find the Newsletters informative and useful. We really welcome your comments and feedback which you should send either to our Newsletter editor Ros Aird ( or to Kirit Modi, Chair of LAKPA (

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LAKPA Newsletter Summer 2020 Edition
LAKPA Newsletter Spring 2020 Edition
LAKPA Newsletter Autumn Edition