The UNKPA webpage is down at the moment but this page will give you some information.

The United Norwich Kidney Patients Association (UNKPA) was registered as a charity in 1980, when Norwich had the only renal unit in this area of East Anglia. Membership now includes all renal patients from Norfolk and the Waveney District of Suffolk (not just those on dialysis), families and friends wherever they might live.

The UNKPA constitution states: The object of the association shall be to relieve in cases of need people experiencing kidney disease, by providing services or facilities which are calculated to assist such persons. In furtherance of the above object the association may:

1.    Support patients and their families where appropriate.
2.    Assist in promoting self-help groups.
3.    Raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any persons by way of subscriptions, donations, and otherwise (but not by trade).

What we do depends on you.

There are various activities undertaken by UNKPA which can be added whenever members are prepared to help and funds permit. At the present time we try to:

    Produce a quarterly newsletter.
    Organise an annual party.
    Represent the views of renal patients on issues which are of concern to them.
    Organise excursions / holidays.
    Provide equipment and comforts for general by patients, which are not supplied by the NHS.
    200 Club lottery each month.
    Liaise with the consultant nephrologists at the Norfolk & Norwich NHS Trust and the James Paget Hospital.

To join click on the form link below:

UNKPA Application form (click here) to join up (this also gives free enrolment to Kidney Care UK) 

UNKPA contacts:

Tel:  Sandy Lines  01603 782282 or 07881 826634
E-mail:  sandylinesnkf@gmail.com  or  sandylines36@gmail.com