Do people invited to take part have to join the study?
No-one has to take part in this study. It is entirely the decision of each person invited. It is important to be aware that if a person joins this study, it will not affect any decisions about other medical treatment that might they might need or be receiving from their own doctors.
If a person does decide to come to the first study appointment they will be given an opportunity to ask questions about the study. Once we have rechecked the blood and urine tests, we will also check with the hospital doctor leading the study in the local hospital that they think the person is appropriate to join the study and we will also tell their GP that they wish to take part.
By joining this study, each participant will become part of our efforts to save the lives of people with kidney problems and hopefully reduce the need for kidney dialysis in years to come.