Returning to School Guidance – Post Shielding

Returning to school

From Monday 14th September school attendance became compulsory for all learners, including those that were previously shielding.

The Welsh Government’s view is that it would not be appropriate for a local authority/school to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) or commence proceedings for non-attendance at the school. … Continue reading

5-step personal risk assessment for ‘un-shielding’

Since the 16th of August, government advice has been that those who have previously followed shielding advice no longer need to do so, unless expressly advised otherwise by a medical professional.

Some transplant patients and those on the waiting list may have been advised to continue, so please clarify with … Continue reading

Worried sick report and follow up survey

Back in May, a survey was launched to better understand the impact the coronavirus pandemic has been having on your lives. This meant we could focus our support on the issues that are most important to you, and ensure your concerns were raised at the highest level of the NHS … Continue reading

Kidney Patient Newsletter – Covid-19 Update – ISSUE 7

The seventh edition of our Newsletter – Covid-19 Update – is now ready to view. As usual, it’s been compiled by Kidney Care UK, Kidney Wales, Paul Popham Fund, the Welsh Clinical Renal Network – which oversees services for adult kidney patients in Wales, and the Wales Kidney Research Unit … Continue reading

First Home Therapies Virtual Q&A – Explore and give it a go!

We are pleased to share our very first Kidney Patient Information Virtual Q&A. This virtual discussion is a general overview of home therapies, where one of our Peer Mentors, Hayleigh Isaac, shared her personal experience of home hemodialysis with Gail Williams, Lead Nurse of the Welsh Renal Clinical Network, and … Continue reading

Letter from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales regarding the end of shielding on August 16th

Those of you that have been shielding for the past couple of months may already be aware that continued self-isolation is soon to be deemed no longer necessary by the Welsh Government.

Letters from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales (CMO) are currently being issued, and you should receive them … Continue reading

Let us know how COVID-19 is affecting your life

Kidney Care UK, Kidney Wales and the Paul Popham Fund are working hard to support kidney patients in Wales through the coronavirus pandemic.

We’d like to understand how COVID-19 is affecting your life to make sure we’re supporting you as best we can and raising the most important concerns with … Continue reading

Feeling anxious about going out? Coronavirus advice for renal patients

As the move towards relaxing the UK wide lockdown continues, you may be starting to think about getting out and about yourself. If you have been shielding for several weeks, it’s not unusual to have feelings of anxiety about the prospect of going out again. This may feel unpleasant, but … Continue reading

Kidney Patient Newsletter – Covid-19 Update – ISSUE 4

The fourth edition of our Newsletter – Covid-19 Update – is now ready to view. It has been compiled by Kidney Care UK, Kidney Wales, Paul Popham Fund, the Welsh Clinical Renal Network – which oversees services for adult kidney patients in Wales, and the Wales Kidney Research Unit – … Continue reading