The remit of the Renal Specialty Group is to support a national portfolio of structured research studies in the field of renal medicine, including transplantation. One of the main purposes of the Specialty Group is to ensure that high quality clinical research studies deliver to target and in timely fashion by developing and supporting a research infrastructure within the specialty.The network will actively support both non-commercial and commercial research, and will constructively engage with industrial partners to help the smooth delivery of appropriate well-designed clinical trials and other studies
Specialty Group Lead: Professor Iain MacDougall
Professor Iain Macdougall, BSc, MB,ChB, MRCP (UK), MD, FRCP is a Consultant Nephrologist and Head of the Renal Anaemia Research Team at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
His special interests include the clinical and research aspects of the anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease, including erythropoietin and iron therapy. He is internationally renowned for this and has participated in Work Groups which have developed clinical guidelines for the management of renal anaemia in the US, Europe, and globally.
He has written 18 book chapters and has over 190 original scientific publications to his name. He is a co-author of the chapter on renal anaemia for the last two editions of Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology” and the current edition of Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology.
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