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Professor Martin Wilkie


Consultant nephrologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from August 1995; Editor in Chief Peritoneal Dialysis International since 2013; Chief Investigator UK Catheter study (peritoneal dialysis access), Clinical Lead for the Health Foundation funded Shared Haemodialysis Care Programme from 2010; Strategy lead Yorkshire and Humber NIHR Clinical Research Network.

Martin has run a home dialysis service at Sheffield since 1995 including both home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.  As home therapies lead for Yorkshire and Humber Renal Network in 2010 he established Shared Haemodialysis Care – a Health Foundation funded programme that supports people who dialyse at centres to learn treatment related tasks – this has been widely adopted across the UK and has drawn international attention.

Martin has a strong educational background – including teaching internationally on peritoneal dialysis (he has chaired and contributed to several academies in Saudi Arabia) – and has lectured at widely at international meetings.  His research interesting include peritoneal dialysis access and patient decision making (contributor to the Yorkshire Dialysis Decision Aid).

He has  a strong interest in quality improvement and this year published the report “Kidney Services Improving at Scale”.  He has chaired and contributed to guideline development including the 2019 International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis guideline on Peritoneal Access.  He has previous experience of chairing the Dialysis Committee at the UK Renal Registry.  He is the co-chair for the ISPD/EuroPD Conference May 2020 that has been postponed till March 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.