Creation of Renal Arts Group (RAG)


Members of the Chronic Illness and Palliative Care Research Programme within the Centre are establishing an innovative new group - the Renal Arts Group.

Staff at Queen's University Belfast have been working with clinicians and people with renal failure to develop a research programme with the ultimate aim of improving quality of life of those with this disease.
The Renal Arts Group are seeking membership from anyone with a passion for the arts or renal care and is developing a group that recognises that good health and quality of life can be enhanced through artistic interventions.
There is evidence to suggest that creative experiences such as poetry, art, dance and movement may impose a sense of well-being and have a positive impact on patients and families.
Any questions or interest, please contact Dr Helen Noble (Nursing Lecturer, QUB) for further details at
This promises to be an exciting and worthwhile project & has been initially funded by the British Kidney Association.

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