News and Events

First participant recruited!

We are very happy to announce that the eGFR-C study recruited its first participant on 8th April 2014. Congratulation to Dr Claire Sharpe and team at King's College Hospital!

Many thanks to all of our collaborators for helping us to get this far - we hope to see our other centres approved and recruiting shortly.

eGFR-C's first publication!

We are very pleased to say that a paper describing the eGFR-C study protocol was published in January 2014 in BMC Nephrology. Details are on the publications page, and the full paper is available here.

eGFR-C on BBC radio!

eGFR-C approved!

South East Coast - Surrey Research Ethics Committee gave ethical approval to the eGFR-C study on 9th October 2013. The protocol and all study documentation is available here on the website; CRFs will be available when recruitment starts.


Below is a link to a news report regarding the eGFR-C study, broadcast on ITV in July 2013 and featuring Chief Investigator Dr Edmund Lamb.

Meridian TV coverage of the eGFR-C study

The eGFR-C Study

The eGFR-C study will evaluate methods of estimating glomerular filtration rate, which measures kidney function, in patients with stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The Chief Investigator is Dr Edmund Lamb and the trial is co-sponsored by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham. The study has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment programme (HTA). eGFR-C will recruit 1320 patients over an 18 month recruitment period and all subjects will be followed up for 3 years.

The total study duration is 66 months.     

eGFR-C start date

The eGFR-C grant start date was 1st August 2013. We hope to recruit the first participant by the end of February 2014.