Dr Bending qualified in 1969 after studying at Cambridge University . He subsequently obtained an MSc in Biochemistry in 1975 and was awarded his FRCP in 1987. Previously he worked for six years as a Lecturer in Medicine at the former Westminster Hospital before being appointed Consultant Nephrologist and Physician at St Helier Hospital in 1982.

At St.Helier, Dr. Bending has been very active in both teaching and research and he is the founder Chairman of the SW Thames Kidney Fund and Clinical Director of the S W Thames Institute for Renal Research.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Renal Medicine, St. George’s Hospital Medical School .

Member of the Epsom and St Helier R&D Board

Director of Research S W Thames Renal Unit

Chairman South West Thames Kidney Fund

Examiner for Royal College of Physicians

Member of The UK Renal Association

Member of European Renal Association

Honorary Visiting Nephrologist to Royal Surrey County , Surbiton and Royal Marsden Hospitals

Former Secretary of British Renal Computing Group


Dr Bending has written over 30 full publications. A selection of the most recent are listed below:

D’Souza RJD, Kwan JTC, Chang R, Bending MR. OK T3 in renal allografts: survival and complications. Clinical Nephrology 51, 257-258, 1999

Soper CP, Andrews PA, Bending MR, Singh L, Fisher C. Cervical myxofibrosarcome in renal allograft recipient treated with murine anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody therapy. Nephrol Dialys Transplant. 13, 1902-1903, 1998

Lam-Po-Tang MKL, Bending MR, Kwan JTC. Icodextrin hypersenitivty in a CAPD patient. Peritoneal Dialysis Int. 82-84, 1997.

Research Activities

Dr. Bending has undertaken research studies into:

Diagnosis and management of diabetic nephropathy

Uraemic toxins using NMR spectroscopy


Drug metabolism

Diagnosis of rejection in renal transplantation

Obtained grants from

Mobil Centenary Fund

British Diabetic Association

St. Helier Research Fund

Referee for

European Diabetic Association

South Africa Medical Society

Ukranian Government