Professor Donal O’Donoghue is Medical Director of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network. He has been a Consultant Renal Physician at Salford Royal since 1992 where he is also University of Manchester Professor of Renal Medicine. He is currently President of the Renal Association. He has extensive experience in policy development and leading large-scale improvement. Donal led the development of the National Service Framework for Renal Services and chairs the board of trustees of the British Kidney Patient Association, the largest kidney charity in the UK.
He was also the National Director for Kidney Care at the Department of Health between 2006 and 2013. During this time he chaired the National Directors Forum, the Vascular Board and the Pandemic Influenza Clinical and Operational group. He is a member of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body. Donal is a practising kidney doctor, active researcher and in addition to his commitment to Greater Manchester and Liverpool, he is the Chair of the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Clinical Senate, which provides clinical advice to commissioners.