The SCKPA is run for Patients by Patients

We are run for Patients by Patients. Everyone on our Committee is either a patient or the carer of a patient.

We raise money to help all kidney patients cope and also have raised a sum of over £100,000 to ensure that the new kidney ward (when it comes!) will have as many of the things that staff and patients need as the NHS and our own funds can afford.

We offer support to people suffering from kidney disease and/or renal insufficiency. We cover members from the area served by the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and its successors (Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire (not forgetting Milton Keynes).

Membership is open to anyone interested in furthering the objectives of the Association, at the discretion of the Committee.

Annual subscription to the SCKPA is a minimum of £1 (although donations are gratefully received!) You can subscribe using an annual subscription form Alternatively, you can help reduce our administrative costs by completing a standing order mandate for a minimum of £5 annually. An annual subscription of £5 will almost cover the costs of your quarterly copy of VIVA!

Membership offers:

  • A regular copy of VIVA! - our quarterly magazine in which you will find much that is relevant to you!
  • Automatic membership of the National Kidney Federation, which campaigns on behalf of kidney patients at national and international level;
  • Social activities (quarterly general meetings, with speakers) and mutual support (through our branches);
  • Opportunities to participate in fund raising activities for essential kidney research and equipment.