COVID-19 renal community briefing call 16:00 Friday 10 July 2020: agenda & link

Join the fortnightly COVID-19 renal community briefing call: 16:00, Friday 10 July 2020. The call is attended by representatives from renal units, commissioning bodies, private providers, patient charities and professional societies and aims to give a broad briefing on work undertaken and actions needed in relation to COVID-19 and renal services.

Chairs: Paul Cockwell, Karen Jenkins and Katie Vinen


  • Intro and overview
  • Data report
  • AKI – renal/critical care
  • Regional networks
  • Haemodialysis COVID-19
  • Dialysis away from base
  • Shielding/unshielding
  • Transplantation
  • Patient safety
  • Patient information
  • Virtual clinics
  • AOB

Zoom link for meeting here.

The format is intended to be accessible and questions to the chairs and speakers are welcomed as well as group discussion. The call will be recorded and shared.

Terms of reference for the UK RENAL COVID-19 briefing call

  • Open to all members of the UK kidney  community (professional societies, patients groups, industry partners, local, regional, and national service leaders for kidney care)
  • Aims
    • To provide updates and discuss core issues relevant to COVID-19 for
      • Protecting and supporting patients
      • Protecting and supporting staff
      • Ensuring resilience for further COVID-19 surges
    • To overview those areas crucial to maintaining kidney care during a COVID-19 pandemic 
      • Local renal services
      • Regional renal transplant services
      • Patient group priorities
  • To support the working of all areas of kidney care, focusing on awareness of work in process, consolidating on work done, identifying priorities of need
  • To support collaborative working between organisations (NHS national organisations, regional networks, professional societies, patient groups, industry partners)
  • To update on new research and QI findings
  • To gather exemplars of practice within  the kidney community and create a repository for information
  • Frequency and timing: alternate weeks (next call 10 July, review date end Sept 2020)
  • Dissemination: agenda two days in advance; recordings of each call available until subsequent call