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The impact of Covid-19 on people living with kidney disease

 

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The impact of Covid-19 on people living with kidney disease

This report (compiled using 860 responses from an online survey open from 28 August to 21 September 2020) finds that the majority of kidney patients have been expected to return to work once shielding ended and the furlough scheme ends.

Nearly two-thirds of respondents (63 per cent) said they were concerned for their safety but had to return regardless. Almost one in five (19 per cent) said that their employer has been ‘very unhelpful’ or ‘unhelpful’ in their return. The report states that the government needs to take immediate and long-term action to protect the wellbeing of around 70,000 vulnerable kidney patients.