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:
- 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
- Bromley Satellite Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 7510
- Dartford Satellite Unit: +44 (0)1322 428861
- Dialysis Unit, Cheyne Wing, King's College Hospital: +44 (0)20 3299 6243
- 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
Email the completed checklist (below) to email@example.com. 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other referral queries, email email@example.com.
Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:
Key Clinical Staff
|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, Clinical Director|
|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 Dimitrios Kirmizis||Specialty doctor|
|Dr Sui Phin Kon||Consultant Nephrologist|
|Ms Amanda Logan||Counsellor|
|Prof Iain Macdougall||Consultant Nephrologist, Lead for Renal Research and Development|
|Mr Chitalia Nihil||Consultant Nephrologist|
|Sister Fatuma Rajab||Haemodialysis matron|
|Mr Alexandra Rankin||Consultant Nephrologist|
|Dr Adam Rumjon||Consultant nephrologist|
|Ms Amanda Sawdon||Living Kidney DonorTransplant Coordinator|
|Dr Sapna Shah||Consultant Nephrologist|
|Dr Claire Sharpe||Reader in Renal Sciences and Honorary Consultant in Renal Medicine|
|Dr Catriona Shaw||Consultant Nephrologist|
|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|