Network members

LAKIN now sits within the London Renal Strategic Clinical Network and reports to the London Renal Specialist Clinical Leadership Advisory Group and Renal Clinical Director for London (Neil Ashman).

Key stakeholders include London’s 3 Academic Health Science Networks and the Think Kidneys AKI National Programme. We also contribute to the ‘National AKI Cluster’, a grouping of Academic Health Science Network and Strategic Clinical Network regional AKI programmes.

LAKIN has transitioned from voluntary membership to the Strategic Clinical Network cross-London membership. It does not however mandate use of its products or performance manage its members. LAKIN supports local AKI teams to improve AKI management, scale innovation and share best practice.

LAKIN comprises a chair, the LAKIN Board and Trust leads in every hospital in London, as well as some hospitals outside of London who refer to London renal units.

The London AKI Network board membership (Autumn 2015)

Foundational chair, NC London lead Chris Laing, Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation
Co-founder, board member, SW London co-lead Bhrigu Sood, consultant nephrologist, Epsom and St Hellier University Hospitals
Co-founder, board member, SW London co-lead Debasish Bannerjee, consultant nephrologist, St George’s Hospital
Co-founder, board member, SE London co-lead Satish Jayawardene, consultant nephrologist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Co-founder, board member, SE London co-lead Marlies Ostermann, consultant intensivist and nephrologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust
Co-founder, board member, NE London lead Hamish Dobbie, consultant nephrologist, Bart’s Health.
Co-founder, board member, NW London co-lead Ganesh Sunthalaringham, consultant intensivist, London Northwest Healthcare NHS Trust, Clinicial Lead North West London Critical Care Network
Co-founder, board member, NW London co-lead Angela Walsh, Director, North West London Critical Care Network
Board member and biochemistry lead Anne Dawnay, consultant biochemist, University College London NHS Foundation Trust
Board member Anita Bannerjee, consultant in acute and maternal medicine, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Guys’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust
Co-founder, board member and patient member Michael Wise, AKI survivor and renal transplant patient
Board member Daniel McGuiness, speciality registrar nephrology, North Thames
Board member Matt Varrier, speciality registrar nephrology, South Thames
Board member Kelly Wright, lead nurse for AKI, King’s College NHS Foundation Trust
Board member John Prowle, consultant intensivist and nephrologist Bart’s Health
Board member Chris Kirwan, consultan tintensivist and nephrologist Bart’s Health
Board member and London Clinical Director for Renal Neil Ashman, consultant nephrologist Bart’s Health
Board member and Improvement Manager, London Strategic Renal Clinical Network Katy Gordon
Board member and London Strategic Clinical Network Lead Paul Trevatt
Board member and NHS England Specialist Commissioning lead Carrie Gardner
Board member Mirek Skrypak, UCLP Patient Safety Programme Manager
Board member Shruti Goel, consultant acute physician and nephrologist, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Board member Oliver Rose, consultant intensivist, University Hospital Lewisham


Regional Network Committees and Trust London Acute Kidney Injury Network Leads are currently being recruited. We will update this information shortly.