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.


Professional networking

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



Receive monthly e-news bulletins highlighting key issues, upcoming events and patient safety alerts, and share your event with over 1000 subscribers


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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Dr Graham Lipkin, President of the Renal Association

The Renal Association is its membership. It comprises the UK Renal Registry and the professional arm and has led the UK Renal community in delivering major innovations, in service, audit and research almost since birth of the NHS.

The RA Trustees, Council and members are passionate about providing professional leadership and professional development of its members. It guides expert care through evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, national comparative audit (Registry) and quality improvement (KQUIP). It continues to maintain focus on facilitating research whilst enabling patients through partnership working, improved service, patient information and reporting patient experience.

As incoming President I ask for your support to help mould the RA to extend the capacity and capability of the Renal Association to meet the needs of all today’s kidney clinicians in order to support our patients..

We are committed to: Increasing the value and scope of RA membership through:
• Partnership working with patients and multi-professional kidney clinicians
• Focus on inclusion and support for registrars, younger nephrologists and diversity
• Providing modern approaches to professional development
• Further optimising outputs from the Registry, Patient view, Radar

Join the Renal Association and gain the benefits of a large effective community to support you in your professional development and service delivery to patients. Give others the offer of your contribution to the future of Renal Medicine in all its aspects.