Our Association - charity number 282361
The SCKPA is 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 with any mental, physical or financial problems. The SCKPA has also raised funds over the years in anticipation of providing the new renal ward in Oxford with as many of the extras that staff and patients need as can be afforded. The combined renal and transplant ward is scheduled to open at Christmas 2019.
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 our membership form. Please print it and post to the address given in the form. You can help to reduce our administrative costs by also 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: reports on meetings, dates for your diary, holiday reviews, updates on kidney research, useful phone numbers, recipes and articles for amusement.
- Social activities (quarterly general meetings, with speakers) and mutual support through our five branches.
- Opportunities to participate in fund raising activities for essential kidney research and equipment.
- Automatic membership of the National Kidney Federation, which campaigns on behalf of kidney patients at national and international level
Contacts and SCKPA Information
Churchill Hospital: list of contact numbers
General enquires on the Six Counties Patients Association, email our chair Richard Van Roon
Fund raising matters, email our head of fund-raising Jose Rico-Diaz
Website articles, comments, dates for the diary, anything that is of general interest to members, email our webmaster Pam Pitcher
Officers & committee: names and contact details of our elected officers, branch secretaries and other committee members.
Advisors & therapists: details of our advisors and therapists and the services they offer.
Quarterly meetings: details of where and when the SCKPA meets. All members welcome.
History of the SCKPA: a brief outline of how it all started, the formation of the 'Shunt club' and the SCKPA becoming a charity in 1981.
Archives: archived reports on SCKPA events