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Renal Disorders

Clinical trials in renal medicine are helping improve treatment and services for people in the North east and North Cumbria

In Renal medicine we look at disorders of the renal system which includes research linked to kidneys.  Our kidneys play a vital role in keeping our blood healthy and so our renal research is wide ranging and looks at conditions such as anaemia, chronic kidney disease and genetic disorders.

We are researching the causes of renal disorders, how best to diagnose them and how best to treat them. We support investigators and other stakeholders planning new renal disorders research studies to ensure that those studies will address our patients’ needs and can be successfully delivered in the NHS.

There is a team of hospital Consultants working with the Clinical Research Network: North East North Cumbria to support renal disorder research.

Many hospitals in our region are taking part in renal disorder research. If you would like to find out more about current and future studies please visit the UK Clinical Research Network Portfolio database at:

UK Clinical Trials Gateway

If you would like any more information about this research then please contact Chris Speed ( and he will be able to put you in touch with your local research teams.

Meet the Team

Professor Neil Sheerin

Specialty Lead for Renal Disorders Research. Neil is a Consultant Nephrologist who works at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle.

Professor Rob Pickard

Professor of Benign Urology at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

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