What is KPIN?

The Kidney Patient Involvement Network (KPIN) is a network of individuals, kidney (renal) organisations and charities committed to quality patient and public involvement and engagement (PPI/E) who are willing to work collaboratively on initiatives to improve standards and develop patient leaders of the future.

KPIN is funded by a grant from Kidney Care UK.

Patient and carer learning

What is patient involvement?

When we refer to ‘patients’, we also mean carers and family members of those affected with kidney disease. Some organisations also use the term ‘public involvement’ or ‘public and patient involvement’ abbreviated to PPI.

‘Involvement’ can mean different things to different people. We often have patients and/or carers applying for membership not realising how much they have to offer, and we want to change that!

If you have a desire to be involved (in whichever area interests you the most) but don’t know where to start, then we are here to help! We’d love to have you join our community!

Patient & Carer Membership

We would like to encourage all kidney patients, carers and family members who are interested in becoming involved in research or service/quality improvement to become members of KPIN.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re already actively involved in aspects of “renal services delivery” or whether you’re only just developing an interest. KPIN is a welcoming, inclusive network and we hope to create an environment where all members can share their knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise.


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