Donal O'Donaghue addresses Parliamentarians on Kidney Disease
The National Clinical Director for Kidney Services, Dr Donal O’Donoghue, addressed a combined meeting of peers and MPs on 3rd November 2010 to give an overview of renal disease. His talk covered early Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Dialysis, Transplantation, current treatment provision, the stresses and strains facing the service, and plans for the future. The presentation included slides which gave detailed information and are reproduced below.
The first meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Kidney Group in this Parliament was chaired by Duncan Hames MP and Robert Buckland MP.
Donal was appointed National Clinical Director for Kidney Care in January 2007 and has led the development of the Renal NSF since 2003 as Chair of the External Reference Group.
He was the inaugural President of the Multiprofessional British Renal Society (1999-2002) and has been a member of the RCP Committee on Renal Disease since 2000. He was Treasurer of the Renal Association (2004-2007) and President Elect of the Renal Association (2006-07).
Donal established the first managed clinical network for kidney care in the UK, was Clinical Director of Renal Services at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (1994-2007) and led the development of multiprofessional care for kidney disease having trained in Manchester, Paris and Edinburgh.
Donal pioneered the identification of early kidney disease which affects 10% of the population. Current projects include integrated vascular control, leading the Renal NSF implementation and increasing transplantation.
The NKF is grateful for Dr O’Donoghue’s permission to publish his slides which are reproduced below (reading from left to right in rows if your window is wide enough to permit that).