Lead - Prof Phil Kalra
- Greater Manchester has two large renal centres at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT). Each having a catchment population of around 1.55 million.
- CMFT is the largest renal transplant centre in the UK, performing approximately 200 renal transplants each year, and over 2500 transplanted patients are under follow up.
- >1110 dialysis patients are treated in Greater Manchester in the two hub centres and eight satellite dialysis units.
- Around 7% of adults in the region have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) with an eGFR<60ml/min/1.73m2. A large proportion of those with stage 4 CKD are managed in secondary care, whereas those with stage 3 CKD are either managed exclusively in primary care, or in shared fashion with hospital clinics.
- Renal research in Manchester has a long-established tradition. There are at least 10 research active consultant nephrologists, several basic scientists and strong trials nurse teams. Both SRFT and CMFT have a long history of recruiting to many pharma-sponsored studies.
- Clinical research strengths are in CKD epidemiology, cardiovascular complications of CKD, CKD-MBD, dialysis and transplantation.