The National Kidney Federation (NKF) is delighted to announce that Kidney Beam, an innovative online service that supports and encourages kidney patients in taking care of their physical and mental health, is now fully funded in all of England. This achievement was made possible through the NKF’s coordination of the Southern Kidney Patient Associations, who successfully secured funding for the platform in their region. Kidney Beam has established various partnerships with renal networks for a region-by-region rollout, and with the help of the NKF coordinating the KPA's, funding has now been completed.

Kidney Beam is an online platform that hosts live and on-demand exercise, education and well-being classes aimed at anyone over the age of 16, with any ability, any kidney condition and at any stage of kidney disease.

All classes have a fitness rating so you can choose the right one for you, activities include yoga, pilates, dance, strength training and cardio fitness. The platform provides a range of tools to help kidney patients manage their condition and improve their quality of life.

Thanks to the NKF pledging funding and generosity of Kidney Patient Associations including; Wessex KPA, Sussex KPA, Bristol KPA, Exeter KPA and Gloucester KPA, all kidney patients in the UK will now have free access to all the app's features including; an education and wellbeing platform, a community and provides motivational support.

Dr Sharlene Greenwood, Consultant Physiotherapist at King’s College Hospital, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Kidney Beam and Past President of the UK Kidney Association said; “We are delighted that the National Kidney Federation and the Kidney Patient Associations in the South West and South East have pledged funding to give free access to Kidney Beam for all people living with kidney disease in these regions of England. This now means that together with Renal Network funding in other regions, Kidney Beam is being provided across all of England to support and encourage kidney patients in taking care of their physical and mental health. We believe this is an important endorsement of the platform by people living with the condition as well as healthcare providers, all of whom see Kidney Beam as a tangible way to redress health inequalities by providing routine access to kidney-specific physical rehabilitation at scale.”

Andrea Brown, National Kidney Federation Chief Executive commented; "We are thrilled to see Kidney Beam expand their support free of charge to all of the UK, the platform is a vital resource to support kidney patients in managing their physical and mental health. I would like to say a big thank you to the Kidney Patient Associations in the South East and South West that have made this expansion finally happen alongside the National Kidney Federation’s support. We strongly encourage patients to take advantage of the live and on-demand fitness classes, education and wellbeing platform, and utilise the motivational support that Kidney Beam provides."

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