What we do

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

The treatment and specialist services we provide includes:

  • dialysis
    • dedicated outpatient facilities and support for home and community dialysis
    • haemodialysis: available at our satellite units in Bromley, Dartford, Dulwich, Sydenham, and Woolwich and at home; we also support holiday haemodialysis
    • peritoneal dialysis (including assisted automated PD and continuous ambulatory PD) supported by our community team based in Sydenham
  • acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease care
  • anaemia management
  • conservative kidney management
  • plasma exchange services
  • general and specialist outpatient clinics for people with:
    • advanced kidney disease
    • diabetes and renal disease
    • lupus nephritis
    • sickle cell disease affecting the kidneys.

Our clinicians also provide a full pre-kidney transplant service, supported by counsellors and dietitians, to help prepare patients for transplant. Transplants are carried out at our partner provider, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.


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

Contact Details

  • Bromley Satellite Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 7510
  • Dartford Satellite Unit: +44 (0)1322 428861
  • Dulwich Satellite Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 6042
  • Outpatient appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 6244
  • Sydenham Satellite Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 7760
  • Wards: Fisk & Cheere: +44 (0)20 3299 3298
  • 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, Denmark Hill (Monday and Thursday afternoons)
  • Princess Royal University Hospital (Friday afternoon)
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich (Friday morning)
  • Darent Valley Hospital (Friday morning)

Following this appointment, patients may be referred to a specialist clinic for management of conditions such as advanced kidney disease, renal anaemia and obesity.

Acute Kidney Injury
Our Acute Kidney Injury Primary Care Guidelines explain the care pathway following receipt of AKI test results.

Chronic Kidney Disease
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 CKD specialist care. Referrals must meet the criteria and the form must be 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.

King's Liver Labs
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 e-Referral Service. Please see the e-referral page for more information.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Email the completed checklist (below) to Alternatively, a written referral can be sent to:

  • King’s College Hospital Renal Unit, Denmark Hill
  • Dr Satish Jayawardene at Princess Royal University Hospital
  • Dr Hugh Cairns at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Dr Chitalia Nihil at Darent Valley 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, email the completed checklist to
Other Queries

For other referral queries, email

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 Elaine Bowes Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Hugh Stephen Cairns Consultant Nephrologist
Ms Fatima de Figueiredo Senior Renal Vascular Access Nurse
Dr Robert Elias Consultant Nephrologist
Dr Martin Ford Consultant Nephrologist
Miss Sarah Franks Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Ms Sunita Ghoorbin Renal Recipient Transplant Coordinator
Dr Richard Hull Consultant Nephrologist
Dr Satish Jayawardene Consultant Nephrologist, Lead for Acute Kidney Injury, Training Programme Director for Renal Medicine, South London
Dr Gurminder Khamba Consultant
Dr Sui Phin Kon Consultant Nephrologist
Ms Amanda Logan Counsellor
Prof Iain Macdougall Consultant Nephrologist, Lead for Renal Research and Development
Ms Rachel Mwansa Matron Renal Services
Mr Chitalia Nihil Consultant Nephrologist
Mr Alexandra Rankin Consultant nephrologist
Dr Sujit Saha Locum Renal Consultant
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
Mrs Bukky Shodipe staff nurse
Dr Katie Vinen Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Director
Ms Eleri Wood Nurse Consultant
Miss Kelly Wright Lead Nurse for Acute Kidney Injury