Supporting You

We support kidney patients in Herts & Beds to improve lives for them & their families

LAKPA is pleased to support kidney patients and their families in a number of ways. Firstly, if there is a personal issue related to the service you receive from your dialysis unit or from the Lister hospital, you should initially raise with the appropriate member of staff. You may then wish to raise it with your local LAKPA liaison person. This will be on a confidential basis, unless you agree it can be shared with others. Contact details of the local liaison persons are included in the Contact LAKPA section of this website.

Secondly, members of the LAKPA Executive Committee are available to discuss any issue with you. Please feel to contact any of us; our contact details are in the Contact LAKPA section of this website. We can raise policy matters with senior members of staff, on your behalf.

Support from National Charities

LAKPA is an active member of the National Kidney Federation (NKF). NKF is a federation of over 50 kidney patients associations nationally. It offers a number of services and campaigns nationally to improve the lives of kidney patients.

The main service is a HELPLINE service which offers support and advice of a wide range of issues which affect kidney patients. This is a free service to anyone by phone or e-mail.

The Helpline is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and is staffed by people who understand the needs of kidney patients. It can be contacted by phone on 0800 169 09 36 (this is a free number) or by e-mail at

Kidney Care UK

Another national kidney charity offering support to kidney patients is Kidney Care UK. A wide range of services are offered to kidney patients, including financial support and a free advocacy service.

Please contact them by phone on 01420 541424 or visit their website at

Polycystic Kidney Disease

A kidney charity supporting patients with polycystic kidney disease is PKD. It can be contacted by phone on 0300 111 1234 or visit their website at

Support for kidney patients in Hertfordshire
Kidney care support in Hertfordshire
Kidney Patients Support Charities in Hertfordshire

Registering on the Organ Donor Register

LAKPA encourages all adults to consider registering on the national Organ Donor register.

You can do so by phone on 0300 123 23 23 or visit the website at

Please join us!

It is free to join our Association. You can then request a copy of our newsletter which will be posted to you. You will be supporting a local charity and strengthening the voice of kidney patients and their families.

Join us today!