North East Kidney Patients Association



We are an active member of the National Kidney Federation and the Northern Renal Alliance and we work with Kidney Research, Kidney Care and Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity (PKD) to further their aims.

We have recently expanded our area and now cover the renal units associated with James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and Royal Sunderland Hospital and their satellite units in Stockton, Darlington, North Ormesby, Durham and Washington.

Membership is free and open to all patients and carers in the area. Newly diagnosed patients are encouraged to join the association to find out about the benefits and services available to them.

The main aim of the association is to enable patients and families to help and support each other, materially and in morale, and where appropriate, for the association to help them financially.


All our Committee have personal experience of kidney related illness, transplant (recipient and donor), all forms of dialysis and also caring for a family member.


We are a self-help organisation comprising volunteer renal patients, their families and carers

We are always looking for people to join the charity and help to 'Inspire, Motivate & Communicate' patients with kidney illness and their supporting family or friends.

About NEKPA - Registered Charity No:  503164