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Monday 27 September 2021
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Professor Phil Kalra
Professor Phil Kalra

Help BEAT Kidney Disease

A Salford Royal Consultant is fronting a new Greater Manchester scheme making it easier than ever for people with kidney disease to take part in health research.

Research for the Future is launching its fourth campaign, Help BEAT Kidney Disease, on World Kidney Day (8 March) – an annual day which aims to highlight the importance of kidney health.

The campaign encourage people living with a particular health condition to register to hear about local research taking place in to their condition and how to get involved.

Philip Kalra, a renal consultant at Salford Royal, Professor of Nephrology at the University of Manchester, and a kidney specialty lead with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), Greater Manchester, said: “Early kidney disease is common and many people are at risk of developing serious complications, including the need for dialysis or a transplantation, which can have significant effects upon their lives.

"This campaign will enable people to sign-up to be informed about possible research that they might participate in, so that together we can help to improve the lives of people with kidney conditions.”

More than 8% of the adult population may have some form of kidney disease, meaning around a quarter-of-a-million people in Greater Manchester are affected.

Only through research is it possible to better understand kidney disease and bring about improvements in its prevention, treatment and care.

To find out more visit and sign-up online visit www.researchforthefuture.org. Alternatively, text research and your name to 81400 (standard text rate) or call the team direct on 0161 206 3636.