Association of Renal Industries

The voice of the renal industry to the NHS, government, patients and the clinical community.

Our aims

To be a vehicle for the two-way communication of developments and innovations between industry and the NHS.

To develop an environment for true collaborative working with all stakeholders.

To ensure fair market access to all developments and innovations for the benefit of patients and the renal community.

To deliver industry consensus to all stakeholders within the renal community for the benefit of patients.

Who we are

The Association of Renal Industries (ARI) is the voice of the renal industry to the NHS, government, patients and the clinical community.

Our membership is made up of renal based companies comprising the speciality areas of:
devices, pharmaceuticals, service, nutrition, consulting, imaging and venture capital.

Our objectives

To influence renal policy, at all levels for the benefit of all stakeholders.

To identify current and future issues which may affect the renal industry and respond proactively.

Our strategy

The ARI is a key point of contact with the Department of Health, British Renal Society (BRS) and the Renal Association (RA).

We have close collaboration with the National Kidney Federation (NKF), Kidney Research UK, the Government / MPs, and other professional bodies / groups.

We are a registered stakeholder in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance.

We have active representation on the BRS council and the Association of Renal Technicians (ART).

Member companies have a single vote, irrespective of UK renal financial turnover.

Membership Benefits

Currently the ARI has approximately 20 member companies drawn from the dialysis supplies and service companies, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, water treatment and specialist renal IT companies. The ARI represents the interests of both very large and small companies on any issues impacting on the renal industry.

  • Influence

    Opportunity to influence renal policy for the benefit of patients, industry and the renal community.

  • Training

    Provision of training and development in line with market legislation.

  • Information

    Monthly communication with up-to-date information on renal issues affecting industry and other stakeholders.

  • Direct contact

    Direct contact opportunities with key opinion leaders.

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Latest News

Blog Spot from the Renal Association. November 6, 2017

Katie Vinen – Chair of the Clinical Services Committee I am delighted to have taken on the role of chair of the Clinical Services...

Donal on behalf of the Renal Association; update for Association of Renal Industries – May 2017 May 31, 2017

UK Kidney Week 2017 is almost upon us; and what a great programme awaits in Liverpool.  Plenty for everyone whether your main interest is...

Conduct Guidelines – working with Patients and Patient Organisations October 17, 2016

The ARI have been approached by BRS Council to develop some guidelines to support industry members who may interact with patients and patient organisations...

ANSA National Meeting – recommended by ARI Treasurer, Digby Lund August 5, 2016

The ANSA conference was held on 22nd April  @ the Arden Hotel near Birmingham and was attended by around 100 delegates from across the...

ARI Annual Meeting May 3, 2016

We were delighted to welcome both delegates and speakers to our Annual Meeting held recently in central London. With an audience of 45 delegates...

Renal Registry Informatics – 23rd September 2015 (Meeting Summary) February 10, 2016

Our very own Digby Lund (ARI ExecutiveCommittee Member) attended the Renal Registry Informatics Meeting back in September 2015. These meetings are held twice yearly...

Meeting Reports by EC members to be published here February 10, 2016

The ARI Executive Committee members attend a number of meetings on behalf of the Association across the year.  We will be publishing summaries of...

UKKW – Registration now open and abstract submissions closing this week January 25, 2016

Registration for UKKW in Birmingham from 7-10 June 2016 is now open.  The abstract submission deadline has been extended until 5pm on 25 January...

BRS/RA Patient Safety Group December 2, 2015

Paul Rylance (Chair of the BRS/RA Patient Safety Group) has recently written to all ARI members seeking their feedback on errors in HD washback...

UK Kidney Week – Abstract Submission is open December 2, 2015

UK Kidney Week is running from the 7-10 June 2016 at the ICC in Birmingham.  BRS have announced this week that abstract submission is...