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.
Dr. Bending has undertaken research studies into:
Diagnosis and management of diabetic nephropathy
Uraemic toxins using NMR spectroscopy
Diagnosis of rejection in renal transplantation
Obtained grants from
Mobil Centenary Fund
British Diabetic Association
St. Helier Research Fund
European Diabetic Association
South Africa Medical Society