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?







This is an opportunity for you to have your voice heard.
This year’s KPA Day event will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport on Saturday, 4th April 2020. The day will commence at 10.30am, with registration open from 10.15am. We have some great speakers throughout the day and information from a KPA about what they do. In addition, our very own NKF Liaison Officer, Mark Davis, who will be giving a talk on his new role within the NKF and a speaker from NHS Blood and Transplant talking about the Kidney Sharing Scheme.
If you would like to attend our meeting, free of charge, with lunch and refreshments included for all attendees that have registered, please call 01909 544999 to register.
KPA reminder – nominations for the NKF Executive Committee


Supporting kidney patients and their families

Plans are still under way for this years’ Annual Patients’ event but here are the details so far.


The Event will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midland Airport on the 9th and 10th October as the feedback given from last year’s questionnaire showed it to be a very popular venue.
The weekend will kick off with an increasingly popular social evening (optional) on the Friday, kindly sponsored by Stanningley Pharma, with a hot 2 course buffet followed by a game show and quiz night. We have managed to keep the price the same as last year, £14 per person or free to the first 100 kidney patients who book.
Accommodation at the hotel will be the same as last year, £75 for a single room and £85 for a double room. These prices include bed and breakfast the following morning.
On Saturday we will have a variety of influential speakers from kidney patients to professionals. There will be displays from and array of exhibitors showing their products and services ranging from holiday dialysis to supporting kidney patients. Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day. The price for the day’s attendance is £50 per attendee.

Saturday evening (optional) we will have a sit down meal, with a special menu catering for renal patients and any other special dietary requirements, and at the request of many guests who have previously attending, we have arranged for a magician to do table magic and a performance after dinner, before we finish the evening with a disco. The price for the dinner is £25 per person.
We have a special price for a full weekend attendance of £130 for a single room and £180 for double room (that’s just £90 each). That’s a saving of £95 single and £140 double. This includes Friday bed and breakfast, Saturday day delegate, Saturday evening dinner and Saturday bed and breakfast. There will be the Friday supper to add to this price if you are joining us for the buffet, don’t forget kidney patients receive a free buffet.
The confirmed programme will be shared in the summer issue of Kidney Life where you will also find the booking form.


If this is something you are interested in attending please contact SAKA, as we are able to part fund kidney patients.

email: membership@saka.org.uk


You may also make your bookings direct with the NKF, by calling 01909 544999.

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