BiCARB Study - Does oral sodium bicarbonate therapy improve function and quality of life in older patients with chronic kidney disease and low-grade acidosis?

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Paul E. Stevens, Consultant Nephrologist, Biography

Paul Stevens trained in medicine at The London Hospital Medical College, completed higher medical training in the Royal Air Force and at the Charing Cross Hospital in London and was appointed as Consultant Physician and Nephrologist to the Royal Air Force in 1990. Following the closure of the RAF Renal Unit he returned to the NHS in April 1995 as Clinical Director of the Kent Kidney Care Centre, implementing a programme of modernisation and development and establishing a predominantly clinical research programme in kidney disease. He has served on a number of national and college committees, is a former President of the British Renal Society and remains a member of the Department of Health Renal Advisory Group.

His research interests include the evaluation of kidney function, the variability of biochemical indicators of complications of kidney disease, the epidemiology of AKI and CKD (in particular the unmet need), and development of information technology based solutions for identification of kidney disease, both acute and chronic.

Dr Paul Stevens, Principal Investigator – e: pstevens@nhs.net  t: 01227 766877 Ext 74095

Gill Eaglestone, Research Nurse – e: geaglestone@nhs.net  t: 01227 868648

Sarah Knight, Research Nurse – e: sknight6@nhs.net  t: 01227 868648

Postal address – Kent and Canterbury Hospital Ethelbert Road Canterbury, Kent CT1 3NG

Local patient support group - Kent Kidney Patients Association