Welcome to our RFHKPA website. We are here to provide help and direct patients with concerns in the right direction to where they can get answers. We are also able to provide financial help to patients with hardship problems. And we organise social events for our members throughout the year, once circumstances allow us. You will see there is an awful lot of kidney information to be found on this website.
This is me
For those of you who don’t know me, I am life president of the RFHKPA and have been involved with this charity for more than 20 years, initially as treasurer, then as chairman and trustee. I’ve recently finished three terms (nine years) as a governor and a member of the Royal Free Council of Governors. I currently chair The Royal Free Organ Donation Committee
I was a haemodialysis patient for nine years before I had my first deceased donor kidney transplant 22 years ago. I had a live kidney transplant in September 2018 as part of the pooled kidney donor exchange scheme with thanks to my wife, Martha, who took part in the scheme. You can read the whole story (on pages 6-8) by clicking on the following link:
Thanks to the NHS
We’ve all been aware what an incredible job everyone involved with the NHS has done during this terrible period and I have been in awe of so many of our Royal Free staff, especially our renal doctors and nurses, for the role they have played.
Find out about what your KPA can do for you
During this last year our KPA has been largely invisible to most kidney patients for obvious reasons. Our KPA reps have not been able to visit the hospital or any of the satellite units. So that has meant many newer kidney patients will be unaware of the benefits that can be accessed from the KPA. I hope as you look at the many items that can be read on this website that you will get a good idea about what we do.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can send me an email to: