The Sheffield Kidney Informed Patient Programme (SKIPP) aims to offer information and knowledge to kidney patients and their families,to help in the management of your own condition, to assist you in making choices and to encourage a positive attitude to coping and living with kidney disease.


Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday every other month, 1.30 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 2JB


Click here for a PDF copy of the 2020 programme.


For further details contact the pre-treatment advisors: Gwyn Somers / Debbie Douglas on

0114 2269390


Meetings for 2020  are as follows:


30 January Ask the Experts: Meet a panel of kidney patients who will share their experiences.


26 March   Living with kidney disease: Patients, Carers and their families stories.


28 May     What is happening to my kidneys?    Question and answer session with one of the consultants.


30 July     Staying healthy. - What can I eat and drink? A talk with a Renal dietician.


24 Sept    Kidney transplant - is it for me?   Transplant patients sharing their stories.


26 Nov    Understanding my Medicine. How can I keep myself well?





12 MARCH 2020


We will be marking World Kidney Day as follows:



  • A week long PHOTO EXHIBITION from Saturday 7 to Saturday 14 March in the Winter Garden in Sheffield City Centre featuring patients and staff from the renal department. The exhibition will also feature health awareness messages alongside the stories and photos.
  • If you would like your kidney story to feature please get in touch. We are looking for any interesting stories e.g. people who have had transplants, people undergoing different types of dialysis. You will have your photo taken by a professional graphic designer/photographer.
  • Please email: membership@saka.org.uk if you are interested 


      PATIENT INFORMATION EVENT (open to the general public)


     5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.





NKF Annual Patients’ event 2020

The date and place has been confirmed so make a note in your diary. The feedback given from the 2019 event showed that the venue was an excellent choice so we have booked the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport again for the 9th and 10th October 2020. More about the event will be announced in future issues of In Touch and Kidney Life


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