Our quarterly magazine VIVA! is edited by Jose Rico-Diaz and posted to every paid-up member of the SCKPA. Copies are also distributed to the five dialysis units in the SCKPA for patients and visitors to read.

Winter 2019 VIVA! contains:

  • Dates for your diary

  • Editorial

  • AGM minutes, 15th September 2019
  • General meeting & Christmas lunch, 8th December 2019

  • Branch News

  • Update on the new renal and transplant wards

  • Oxford ADPKD day

  • Website, how to keep up-to-date with SCKPA news

  • Travelling with Home Dialysis

  • 'Always the bridesmaid, never the bride', holidaying with HD in Portugal

  • The Kidney Project

  • Cruise to Turkey & Greece with HD on board

  • Kidney friendly recipes

  • Other articles, games, puzzles, jokes and cartoons intended purely for amusement

  • World Kidney Day 12th March 2020
  • Application forms to join the SCKPA and the SCKPA lottery, please see the lottery page for details

  • Useful telephone numbers in the Churchill hospital

  • Update on Sidney's release fund


This edition of VIVA! could be the last unless a new editor can be found. If anyone is willing or has any questions, please contact Jose