The Renal Association is the leading professional body for the UK Renal Community, dedicated to improving services and outcomes for patients and families through education, research and training, with the aim of the prevention and effective treatment of kidney disease. Support our work and enjoy the benefits of membership.


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Access a renal community of more than 1000 doctors, scientists and multidisciplinary team members through our secure members’ directory


Annual Congress

Attend the UK’s largest renal meeting and benefit from high quality clinical, scientific and educational symposia



Receive substantial discounts on Congress fees, courses and journal submission with Renal Association membership


Support our work

Become involved with clinical, academic and NICE-accredited guideline committees, working with national leaders to improve kidney care and knowledge



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Professional Development

Benefit from Renal Association mentoring schemes, from training through to consultant or career posts. Have your work with the Renal Association support your appraisal and revalidation

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Professor Donal O'Donoghue, President of the Renal Association

I joined the Renal Association as a registrar in 1985, and it has been a source of support, guidance and inspiration throughout my career as a kidney doctor. In that time I’ve seen it grow from a small group of interested physicians and scientists into the leading professional multidisciplinary body for the UK renal community.

Over my years of membership I have enjoyed the support of colleagues through groups such as the SpR club and Clinical Directors’ Forum, made use of our growing list of robust guidelines, watched the UK Renal Registry become one of the country’s leading clinical informatics units and seen the RA and its members make a major contribution to renal research, from basic science to large clinical trials.

As I write this, work is underway to embed Kidney Quality Improvement Meetings in regional hubs nationwide, the Get it Right First Time project is gaining widespread traction, and the UK Renal Research Strategy is shaping the future of renal science. There has never been a better time to join us as we aim to improve kidney care for all, and I urge you to make your contribution as a Renal Association Member.