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Advocacy Service


Ewen Maclean

Ewen Maclean


Lynne Callow

Lynne Callow

Wales and Northern Ireland


North West

Linda Pickering

Linda Pickering

North East and Yorkshire and the Humber

Mark Davis

Mark Davis

West Midlands

Sandy Lines

Denis Cawdron

East Midlands and East of England

Kate Cresswell

Kate Cresswell

South West

The British Kidney Patient Association(BKPA)Advocacy Service can be contacted through the National Kidney Patients Helpline telephone (0845) 601 02 09 (Calls are free from a UK Landline).

The Advocacy Service is here to help personally with patient problems in a sensitive, compassionate and confidential manner.

Advocacy is about

  • SPEAKING up for patients
  • EMPOWERING patients to make sure that their rights are respected and their views and wishes are heard at all times
  • ASSISTING patient’s carers and families with self-advocacy and helping them to navigate the system
  • REPRESENTING the views, wishes and needs of patients to decision makers at all levels

Advocacy provides

  • Patient & Kidney Patient Association support and guidance services
  • Representation of Patient and Federation interests locally, regionally and nationally
  • Research & Identification of problem areas of patient interest

Advocacy is here for you

Nicholas Palmer


Head of Advocacy (London, South Central, South East)

The Regional Advocacy Officers work closely with the Head of Advocacy who is also responsible for London, South Central, and the South East.

The British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA) Advocacy Service can be contacted through the National Kidney Patients Helpline.


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