All renal patients of the Trust automatically become members of the Charity.
Renal patients of the Trust are those who receive their treatment in either the Royal Free Hospital renal unit or in one of the Trust’s satellite renal units which are supervised by the kidney healthcare team at the RFL NHS Foundation Trust.
These satellite units are currently in Barnet Hospital, with clinics run by the trust at St. Pancras Hospital, Tottenham Hale and Edgware Community Hospital.
As or when any new satellites are acquired by the Trust their renal patients will automatically become members of the Charity.
Relatives and carers of the members may also become members in their own right.
Living organ donors, who have donated a kidney to a RFL patient, may also be members of the Charity.
Renal medical staff of the Trust may also become members, by request to the Trustees.
Any other renal patients of the Trust who are not known to the Charity will still be members and may be communicated with; such letters will be sent out by the Trust, rather than the Charity, in order to preserve patient confidentiality.
Membership is also available to any patient on the Transplant List who is currently receiving treatment at a different hospital eg the Lister, but whose transplant will be carried out at the Royal Free.