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At the April 2004 Annual General Meeting the Association approved the establishment of a Clinical Affairs Board, chaired by a Clinical Vice-President, a new elected role within the Renal Association. Current members of the Board are:
Chair: Dr Martin Raftery (Clinical Vice President)
Dr Kevin Harris
The Clinical Affairs Board concerns itself with all aspects of local and national policy relevant to clinical practice in nephrology, in particular by integrating and planning the work of the three committees represented on the Board. The goal is to strengthen the contribution of the Renal Association to the care of renal patients and the planning of renal services. The Board will particularly focus on the role of the Renal Association in the implementation and monitoring of the National Service Framework for Renal Services in England.
The Clinical Affairs Board does not directly involve itself with operational implementation of the strategic direction it proposes; this continues to be devolved to the individual committees.
The Clinical Vice-President plays a key role in the work of the Renal Association, and reports the recommendations of the Clinical Affairs Board to the Executive Committee for debate and ratification.
Following a period of consultation the final report of the PD working party is now available.
The Renal Association is grateful to the working party members for all their hard work on this important document and hopes the document will be of use to providers and commissioners alike in ensuring the provision of high quality PD programs throughout the UK.
The report is available for download from the Publications page.