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Professor Hugh Gallagher

Renal medicine

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Professor Hugh Gallagher is a consultant renal physician based at Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust and Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton.

Hugh has a longstanding specialist interest in chronic kidney disease (CKD). His main focus is on improving the treatment of kidney disease in primary care. He was a member of the Guideline Development Groups for the 2014 NICE CKD Guideline on CKD and 2018 NICE Guideline on Renal Replacement Therapy.He has helped to develop the evidence base for quality improvement in CKD through leading and participating in a number of multicentre research & improvement projects funded the Health Foundation, NIHR and British Heart Foundation. He was a member of the Work Group developing a National Renal Research Strategy, and is leading the ATTACK trial of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in CKD.

Hugh was clinical lead for the bid to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership for a National Clinical Audit of CKD in primary care. He has worked with colleagues to make CKD a Clinical Priority for 2013-2016 with Royal College of General Practitioners.

Professor Gallagher is a member of several professional and scientific committees and currently co-chairs the Kidney Health Partnership Board, where the major national kidney patient charities & professional organisations are represented alongside NHS England & Public Health England.

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD); Hypertension; Kidney disorders

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