The Green Nephrology Programme began in 2009 with the first Green Nephrology Summit (sponsored by Baxter Healthcare) – a day of discussion, learning and planning, which explored a new vision for kidney care in the future, and brought together a group of individuals committed to transforming the service for sustainability. Starting in 2009, NHS Kidney Care generously funded a one-year Fellowship for a Specialist Trainee in renal medicine to work full time on establishing the programme. This position is now ongoing. This position has provided the opportunity to publish a number of peer-reviewed medical journals, including Nephron International, the Quarterly Journal of Medicine and Haemodialysis International.
Green Nephrology Green Stars Initiative
The Green Stars Initiative is part of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s vision for sustainable kidney services. Green Stars provide a way for renal teams to demonstrate their achievements against a set of national criteria.