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Dr Phil Mason

Professional Description:

Consultant Nephrologist


BSc (Hons) PhD MB BS (Hons) FRCP.

Oxford Kidney Unit
The Churchill Hospital
Area of work:



Dr Philip Mason is a Consultant Nephrologist, at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Hon Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford.

This post has five components- (i) Clinical, (ii) Managerial, (iii) Research (iv) Teaching and Training and, in his own time: (v) Medicolegal.

(i) Clinical
As one of a team of 16 WTE Consultant Nephrologists Dr Mason provide a comprehensive nephrology service for Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and parts of Berkshire, Wiltshire and Northamptonshire. The unit workload is high and is responsible for:
550 dialysis patients (hospital/home haemodialysis & peritoneal dialysis).
1500 transplant recipients; in the last 2 years the unit transplanted. 260-300 patients per annum (kidney, kidney-pancreas, pancreas, islets & bowel).
Treating 120 patients with acute renal failure per annum.

A full range of general and specialist tertiary nephrology services is provided including renal inpatients, outpatients and inpatient consultant referral services
Dr Mason looks after the full range of renal, dialysis and transplant patients with special interests in lupus, vasculitis and transplantation.

(ii) Managerial, Dr Mason is;
Clinical Lead for Nephrology, 2009-2017.
Clinical Informatics Co-Chair, 2013-present.
Lead for medical transplantation, 2005-present.
Lead for Antibody Incompatible Transplantation.

(iii) Research
Principal or co-investigator for several transplant and nephrology clinical trials.

(iv) Teaching and Training
Dr Mason is involved in regular teaching of undergraduates and visiting postgraduate doctors as well as sharing a responsibility for junior hospital doctor training. He is an Educational and Clinical Supervisor, and is the Royal College of Physicians Regional Specialist Advisor in Nephrology for the Oxford Region.
Oxford University BM finals examiner, 2013-2018.

(v) Medicolegal Work
Dr Mason has undertaken Medicolegal work since 1998.
Sample (anonymised) Reports available on request.

National Responsibilities

Member of NHSBT Kidney & Pancreas Advisory Group 2008-present
Thames Valley and Education representative NHS England
Clinical Reference Group for Transplantation 2011-2015
Clinical Reference Group for Renal Services 2015-present
BNF Advisor for Immunosuppressive Drugs 2009-present
Council Member (past president) of Nephrology Section RSM 1999-present
UK renal representative UEMS
(European Union of Medical Specialists) 2001-present
Reviewer for variety of Journals, and Kidney Research UK
& NIHR grants
Member Editorial Board Transplantation 1993-present
Member and Workforce Lead, Nephrology SAC (Specialist
Advisory Committee), Royal College of Physicians (RCP) 2001-present
Member and Workforce Lead, RCP Joint Specialty Committee 2007-present


UK Kidney Association (previously the Renal Association (UK)), European Renal Association, British Transplantation Society, British Society of Immunology, British Medical Association, European Society of Transplantation, American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Transplantation, Royal Society of Medicine

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