Kidney Café: Information and support for new kidney patients –  6th and 8th July

Kidney Café: Information and support for new kidney patients – 6th and 8th July

Date: 23 June 2021 | By: paul

We are very pleased to announce the dates for our Kidney Café: Information and Support for New Patients, which is a virtual educational program designed for newly diagnosed kidney patients and their families. The event will be held in partnership with the clinical teams within renal services in South Wales.

The eight-session course will take place online on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th July 2021, and will provide information, advice, education and support on a range of kidney related topics – such as dialysis, organ transplant, and living with kidney disease.

Each of the eight sessions will focus on a specific theme and will include a guest speaker from each speciality.

Experienced patients – Peer Mentors – who are trained volunteers for the Paul Popham Fund, will also be in attendance to provide advice and support from their lived experience of kidney disease.

The virtual Kidney Café is open to all newly diagnosed patients, patients making treatment choices, and their families and carers. The meetings will take place via Zoom, and though, of course, attendance of all eight sessions is not compulsory, we advise that patients attend as many meetings as they can to gain the maximum insight for them going forward in their treatment.

You can download a booking form by clicking here.

Alternatively, to book a place or for further information call 0333 2001 285


Meeting times and themes:

Tuesday 6th July

10:00am – 11:30am – Intro to CKD Guest Speakers: Lynda Thomas, Amanda Rees & Nikki Medicke

11:45am – 1:15pm – LifestyleGuest Speakers: Kay Challinor, Felicity Cameron and Clare Weekes

2:00pm – 3:30pm – Transplant Guest Speaker: Suzanne Phillips

3:45pm – 5:15pm – HaemodialysisGuest Speaker TBC


Thursday 8th July

10:00am – 11:30am – Conservative managementGuest Speaker: Aled Lewis

2:00pm – 3:30pm – Impact on daily life and familyGuest Speakers: Bethan Pettifer and Linzi Isaac

3:45pm – 5:15pm – WellbeingGuest Speaker: Shaun Thomas