Chair: Dr Alastair Hutchison
The committee was formerly the Service Provision Committee. It consists of regional (England) and national (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) representatives who are clinical directors or lead clinicians in nephrology. It arranges the annual UK clinical Directors Forum and aims to collaborate with other agencies interested in the provision of services, to examine the delivery of renal services and to highlight deficiencies in service provision. A new initiative in 2004/5 was the commissioning of patient literature giving information on common procedures.
Clinical Services Committee membership
Chair: Alastair Hutchison
Charlie Tomson (Past President RA)
Chas Newstead (Leeds-Yorkshire and Humberside)
Chris Deighan (Scotland)
Chris Dudley (Bristol-South West)
Ed Kingdon (Brighton-South Central)
Milos Ognjanovic (Paediatrics Newcastle)
Dr Paul Rylance (Patient Safety Project Leader)
Peter Garrett (Nothern Ireland)
Martin Raftery (Clinical VP)
Robert Coward (Preston-North West)
Robert Lewis (Portsmouth-South East)
Sean Fenwick (Sunderland-North East)
Steve Nelson (Georges-London)
Contact: Alastair Hutchinson: Alastair.Hutchison@cmft.nhs.uk
National Renal Clinical Directors Forum will take place on Friday March 21st at the Manchester Portland Thistle Hotel from 10am tp 4pm.
A forum organised jointly by Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and The Renal Association ‘Can we do kidney care cheaper?’ was held at Guy’s Hospital on September 17th.