About the Author
Althea Mahon has worked as a Renal Consultant Nurse in Barts and the London NHS Trust in the UK from 2001 to 2007 and as Nurse manager since 2008 at the Royal Perth Hospital, in Western Australia, after completing her Masters in Nursing at Edith Cowan University in Perth in 2006. She is curently on the editorial board for the Renal Society of Australasia Journal, and has been a longstanding member of the EDTNA/ERCA from 1999-2007, serving on the Executive Committeefrom 2002-2007, and as President for 2004/2006. She has served on many other planning groups and advisory boards, including the Renal Advisory Group for the Renal NSF (DOH), responsible for national implementation of the National Service Framework for Renal Services, during 2004-2007, and has beeninvolved in many clinical research studies, and many published works as both a contributor and editor.Karen Jenkins has worked in nephrology since 1985 and covered all aspects of renal nursing during her career. She became a Consultant Nurse at the Kent Kidney Care Centre in October 2003. She completed her Masters in Interprofessional Health and Social Studies in 2007. Her main interest is in non dialysis population. Part of her role as a Consultant nurse is to lead on service development and she has created the anaemia, advanced kidney care, and conservative management services since being inpost. She works closely with colleagues in other disease areas such as diabetes and heart failure, local hospice teams, community nurses and matrons. She was a founder member of ANSA & President of ANSA 2002-2004. She has been a member of the NICE guideline development groups for Anaemia in CKD andthe 2012 CKD update. She holds the positions of honorary lecturer at University of Kent and Canterbury Christchurch University.Lisa Burnapp has worked in nephrology and transplantation since she qualified in 1985 and was appointed as a Consultant Nurse in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation at Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK, following completion of her MA in Medical Law and Ethics in 2002. She has been involved with the living donor kidney programme at Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals since 1995 and retains a clinical attachment there, with a special interest in altruistic kidney donation. Since herappointment in August 2010 with NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) as Lead Nurse for Living Donation, she has led on the development of the NHSBT UK Strategy for Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. She has Co-Chaired the British Transplantation Society (BTS) Living Donor Transplantation Forum since it wasestablished in 2004 and served on the BTS Council from April 2004-2007; participating in the development of national guidelines for living donor kidney transplantation.