A pioneering Council led by kidney patients and healthcare professionals has been launched by the Kidney Wales Foundation and the Minister for Health and Social Services Edwina Hart.

The People Like Us Council is the first of its kind in Wales and aims to improve kidney patient care by bringing together patients and healthcare professionals to discuss and develop solutions to the issues affecting renal services.

The Council, which was officially launched at the Welsh Assembly by Edwina Hart, will meet three times a year and its proposals and recommendations presented to the Welsh Assembly Government and other key stakeholders.

Kidney Wales will provide the Council with