Renal

What we do

King’s Renal Unit provides comprehensive care in a friendly and supportive environment to people with kidney disease from a wide catchment area, stretching from Camberwell and Dulwich to Dartford, Bromley, Woolwich and Sydenham.

We provide treatment and specialist services, including:

  • Dialysis - we have a dedicated outpatient area for these services and also support people to have dialysis at home or in their community
    • Haemodialysis: We offer home and holiday haemodialysis as well as at our satellite units in Bromley, Dartford, Dulwich, Sydenham, and Woolwich.
    • Peritoneal Dialysis (including assisted Automated PD and Continuous Ambulatory PD): Community team based in Sydenham.
  • Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Anaemia management
  • Conservative Kidney Management
  • Plasma Exchange services
  • Pre-kidney transplant service: clinicians, as well as counsellors and dietitians, help alleviate kidney problems or prepare patients for kidney transplants, which are carried out at our partner provider, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
  • general and specialist outpatient clinics for people with:
    • advanced kidney disease
    • diabetes and renal disease
    • lupus nephritis
    • sickle cell disease affecting the kidneys.

Location

Ground floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Bromley Satellite Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 9751
  • Change or cancel an appointment: +44 (0)20 3299 9624
  • Dulwich Satellite Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 9604
  • General clinical enquiries: +44 (0)20 3299 9623
  • Sydenham Satellite Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 9776
  • Wards: Fisk & Cheere: +44 (0)20 3299 9329
  • Woolwich Satellite Unit: +44 (0)20 8836 6842

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

Patients with kidney disease can be referred via their GP or hospital doctor to any of our general nephrology clinics at:

  • King’s College Hospital (Monday and Thursday afternoons)
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Friday morning)
  • Darent Valley Hospital (Friday morning)
  • Princess Royal University Hospital (Friday morning), commencing in late 2012

Following this appointment, patients may be referred to the specialist clinics for management of advanced kidney disease, renal anaemia and obesity.

Our Referral Checklist and Management Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease (available below) should be used by all who refer patients to King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust sites for specialist care. Referrals must meet the criteria and the form completed in full or the information provided in a separate letter.

If you are making a referral using Choose & Book, please ensure you meet the criteria and include all information detailed on the checklist.

For details of expert interpretative advice and specialist diagnostic and drug monitoring services offered by King's College Hospital's Liver Pathology Services and Academic Laboratories, visit King’s Liver Labs.

Booking a patient at King's

Appointments for this service are made via the national Choose and Book system. Please see the Choose and Book page for more information.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

To arrange for a patient to be seen for a routine referral, email your request to kch-tr.renal@nhs.net or fax 020 3299 6472.

Alternatively, a written referral can be sent to

  • Dr C Jones at King’s College Hospital
  • Dr H Cairns at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Dr P Murray or Dr M Javaid at Darent Valley Hospital or
  • Dr S Jayawardene at Princess Royal Hospital.

Emergency Referrals
  • To speak directly with the Renal on-call registrar, call 020 3299 9000 and ask for Bleep 622.
  • To arrange for a patient to be seen within two weeks, fax your request to 020 3299 6472.
Other Queries

For GP referral enquiries, email kch-tr.renal@nhs.net or fax 020 3299 6472.

For referral guidelines for Acute Kidney Injury, please visit this website: http://www.londonaki.net/clinical/guidelines-pathways.html

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mrs Janet A Allman Modern Matron / Senior Nurse Haemodialysis Services
Mrs Dawn Baynes Renal Palliative CNS
Mrs Elaine Bowes Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Hugh Stephen Cairns Consultant Nephrologist
Ms Mee Onn Chai Senior Pharmacist Renal Services
Ms Fatima de Figueiredo Senior Renal Vascular Access Nurse
Mrs Sarah Dinning Renal palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Robert Elias Consultant Nephrologist
Dr Martin Ford Consultant Nephrologist
Ms Sunita Ghoorbin Peritoneal Dialysis Unit Manager
Dr Richard Hull Consultant Nephrologist
Dr Satish Jayawardene Consultant Nephrologist, Lead for Acute Kidney Injury, Training Programme Director for Renal Medicine, South London
Dr Christopher Jones Consultant Nephrology Nurse
Dr Sui Phin Kon Consultant Nephrologist
Ms Amanda Logan Counsellor
Prof Iain Macdougall Consultant Nephrologist, Lead for Renal Research and Development
Dr Helen MacLaughlin Lead Renal Dietitian
Ms Rachel Mwansa Matron Renal Services
Ms Abbe Robertson Renal Matron
Ms Amanda Sawdon Living Kidney DonorTransplant Coordinator
Dr Sapna Shah Consultant Nephrologist
Dr Claire Sharpe HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Renal Medicine
Dr Beatriz Tucker Associate Specialist
Dr Katie Vinen Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Director
Mr Paul Wilson Clinical Nurse Specialist ~ Renal Services
Miss Eleri Wood Senior Sister