The travelling kidney…

The travelling kidney…   Gold standard, super duper insurance… Check Drugs squashed into their smallest transportable form…Check Clinic letters crumpled in my hand luggage…Check What could go wrong?? Believe it or not, getting sick abroad is practically my forte. I’m so good at it I can usually manage a hospitalisation in every country I visit.[…]

Phil Hardy's Story

Phil Hardy’s Story

Phil Hardy’s Story A CRASH LANDER! My name is Philip Hardy, born in 1947. I’m a semi-retired print engineer originally from Denton in Manchester. I hope this may be of interest to you and your team, also for any patient who has had a similar condition. In May 2018 I became tired and lost appetite,[…]

Escape Pain

  Escape Pain Dear All I wanted to share an initiative that I have only recently heard of called “Escape Pain”.  This has got a web site at https:\\ It is a brilliant rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain, usually arthritis of the knees and/or hips.  What it has been really good at,[…]

12th Annual Dialysis

The 12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference

12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference The 12th Annual Dialysis conference is at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester as usual. It takes place between September 25th and 27th. The first day is devoted to the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland (VASBI). You can register for any or all of the three days and[…]

Reann's Kidney Failure

Reann’s Kidney Failure Story

Reann’s Kidney Failure Story   Diagnosis & Starting Dialysis In June 2009 I got rushed into Whiston Hospital  with severe swelling and after lots of tests. I got diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) at the age of 15. In 2012 when I was 18, I had a PD tube fitted.  I[…]

Vegan Shakshuka

Vegan Shakshuka

Vegan Shakshuka Vegan Shakshuka makes an excellent weekend breakfast. Serve with crusty bread or rice. If you are restricting your potassium intake, this recipe counts as one portion of tomato, so avoid having a portion of potato on the same day as this dish, and remember to boil vegetables before adding them to this dish.[…]

Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

This week’s recipe from the dietitians at Salford Royal is Vegetarian Nasi Goreng.  It is an Indonesian dish and Nasi Goreng means ‘fried rice’. This dish is a great way to use up leftover rice and vegetables, and makes a tasty and speedy week day dinner. If you are following a potassium restriction, remember to[…]

Treacle Tart

Treacle Tart

  This Treacle Tart is a lovely treat! Serve with whipped cream for a special occasion. Thanks again to Jane Richardson, dietitian at Salford Royal for adapting this recipe and taking the time to prepare and photograph the dish. Ingredients For the pastry This recipe reduces the saturated fat in the pie, making it a[…]

Red Lentil Stew with Dumplings

Red lentil stew with dumplings

Red lentil stew with dumplings. Red lentil stew with dumplings is our latest recipe and comes from Jane Richardson, a dietitian from Salford Royal. I want to thank Jane for the recipe and also for cooking the dish and sending a photograph of it; it’s really appreciated. Lentils are good source of protein, particularly for[…]

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