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The Tony Wing fellowship – Investigating outcomes for young people on renal replacement therapy

Lead investigator:
Prof Yoav Ben-Shlomo
Dr Carol Inward
Dr Fergus Caskey

Project contacts:
Dr Alex Hamilton

Start / End:
Aug 2014 – May 2018 (provisional)

dr-tony-wing-fellowWe are delighted to announce that Dr Alex Hamilton was appointed as the Tony Wing Research Fellow in March 2014 and started his post in August 2014. He is an ST6 adult nephrology trainee in the Peninsula/Severn deanery having completed an NIHR academic clinical fellowship at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

The background to the fellowship arises from the difficulties in following long term progress of young people with established renal failure, a unique and vulnerable group with specific needs. The project will establish medical, social and educational outcomes for the patients developing established renal failure in childhood and early adult life to guide future service development and provide prognostic data, whilst creating prospective collection of such measures for the future.

The fellowship is named in memory of Dr Tony Wing and is funded by the British Kidney Patient Association and managed by Kidney Research UK. Alex will be based at the University of Bristol with responsibilities for the paediatric chapters of the annual UK Renal Registry report and will be supervised by Professor Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Dr Fergus Caskey and Dr Carol Inward.

Alex will be designing a questionnaire for 16-30 year olds on renal replacement therapy and will be contacting clinicians in the near future to recruit patients. If you would like to know more please e-mail alexander.hamilton@bristol.ac.uk or follow @SPEAKstudy.