The Kidney Transplant Priorities Setting Partnership is led by the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation , a group established in 2005 with the aim of improving the quality and availability of evidence in the field of solid organ transplantation. We feel strongly that research efforts in kidney transplantation should be trying to answer topics of importance to patients and practicing clinicians, with the aim of improving care for those patients.
The project is independently overseen by the James Lind Alliance , a non-profit making initiative, which is funded by the National Institute of Health Research. Its aim is to bring patients, carers and health care professionals together to identify and prioritise research questions in order to influence the prioritisation of future research in that area.
The partnership is being funded by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) , a partnership between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals, who in turn are funded by the National Institute for Health Research.
The project is managed by a Steering Group, led by an independent chair from the James Lind Alliance . The Steering Group includes representation of patient/carer groups and clinicians.
Steering Group members are:
- Leanne Metcalf (Chair)
Advisor for the James Lind Alliance
- Simon Knight (Lead)
Deputy Director for the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation and Clinical Lecturer, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Univeristy of Oxford
- Peter Morris
Director of the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation
- Lorna Marson
Trustee of Kidney Research UK and Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
- Graham Lipkin
Clinical Vice President of the Renal Association and Consultant Nephrologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
- Rachel Hilton
Chair of the British Transplant Society Clinical Trials Committee and Consultant Nephrologist, Guy's and St Thomas'
- Angela Beale
Patient representative and member of the Executive Committee, National Kidney Federation
- William Beale
Carer and living donor representative, Trustee, National Kidney Federation
- Fiona Loud
Patient representative, British Kidney Patient Association
- Keith Hodkinson
Patient representative, Kidney Research UK and Chairman of the Scottish Kidney Federation
- Simon Ball
President, British Renal Association and Consultant Nephrologist, University Hospitals Birmingham
The Kidney Transplant Priorities Setting Partnership are very grateful for the support of all of our partners. These include patient and professional organisations and charities with an interest in the care of patients undergoing Kidney Transplantation.
For a full list of partners, click here.