Renal Technologies Theme

Theme Lead: Professor Sandip Mitra

D4D Theme Manager: Dr Katherine Jeays-Ward

Kidney disease imposes human suffering and a disproportionate economic burden, costing the NHS £3.66 billion a year, or 2% of its budget. It is life changing and has a devastating impact of patients’ health, wellbeing and functional ability. There is no cure – one a kidney patient, always a kidney patient.

Kidney disease results in frequent hospital admissions and attendances, and high pre-disposition to infections and other diseases. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects 7% of adults in the UK, and around 1.2 million people are dying across the world every year because of CKD.

Adding life to years for people with kidney disease