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Welcome to the European Renal Care Providers Association ERCPA.

Founded in early 2014, our association focuses on support for patients suffering from chronic renal disease or related chronic diseases by ensuring access to safe, effective and personalised care of the highest quality, promoting choice in treatment modality, and educating policy makers on critical healthcare legislation.

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  • Celebrate World Kidney Day on 10 March 2016

    To raise awareness of World Kidney Day 2016, the European Renal Care Providers Association has published a statement on how the EU’s healthcare systems can be transformed into Value-Based Healthcare Systems. The aim of Value-Based Healthcare is to put patients at the centre by providing higher-quality care, cost-effectiveness, and better coordination. To read the full […]» Read More

CKD – Why does it matter?

Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic renal disease (CRD), is a progressive loss of kidney function which, if left untreated by transplant or ongoing renal replacement therapy like dialysis, will lead to death. CKD is a lifelong disease affecting more than 3 million people globally, with this total increasing every year.

Individuals living with CKD describe the need to adjust to a “new normal” which can include food and fluid restrictions, complex medication management, and lengthy dialysis treatments as part of their daily lives. The ability to choose a suitable treatment modality, the care of a dedicated clinical team, and a high-quality treatment are critical to ensuring quality of life for these patients.

Treatments across Europe

dialysis treatments have been given to CKD patients in the EU since the beginning of this year.

There are currently more than 560,000 patients with End Stage Renal Disease (or CKD Stage 5) in the European Union, H.S. from Germany is one of them:

“It’s important that during the dialysis time I feel I am personally cared for and treated by both the physicians and the assisting staff.” » Read More