The Renal Association (RA) - Improving lives by supporting professionals in the delivery of kidney care and research is a dynamic charity and the leading professional body for the UK kidney community. It has over 1000 members who deliver clinical care for people with kidney diseases, kidney research or related fields.
It comprises two arms within one entity. The highly recognised UK Renal Registry (UKRR) which collates outcomes from UK kidney units and publishes an annual report which guides service delivery and is involved in education, research and improving the quality of patient outcomes and experience. The professional arm which supports lobbying in kidney matters (dialysis, transplantation, chronic kidney and rare kidney diseases), high quality clinical care, education and research. It aims to support kidney doctors, patients and allied healthcare workers.