National Clinical Director for Kidney Services

Dr Donal J O’Donoghue was appointed National Clinical Director for Kidney Care in January 2007 and has led the development of the Renal National Sservice Framework (NSF)  since 2003 as Chair of the External Reference Group.Donal O'Donaghue

  • provides: high profile leadership in renal services
  • ensures: kidney services are included in multi-professional care planning
  • contributes: extensive experience in diagnosis, treatment and transplantaion
  • is responsible for: increasing the numbers of successful transplants, more integrated treatments and earlier diagnosis

About Dr Donal O’Donoghue: Donal was the inaugural President of the Multi-professional British Renal Society (1999-2002) and has been a member of the Royal College of Physicians Committee on Renal Disease since 2000.  He was Treasurer of the Renal Association (2004-2007) and President Elect of the Renal Association (2006-07).

Donal established the first managed clinical network for kidney care in the UK, was Clinical Director of Renal Services at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (1994-2007) and led the development of multiprofessional care for kidney disease having trained in Manchester, Paris and Edinburgh.

Donal pioneered the identification of early kidney disease which affects 10% of the population.  Current projects include integrated vascular control, leading the Renal NSF implementation and increasing transplantation.

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