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What we do

We provides a full range of care for people with kidney disease in a friendly and supportive environment.

We cover a wide catchment area, and offer treatment at King’s College Hospital as well as dialysis units in Bromley, Dartford, Sydenham, Thamesmead and Woolwich. This allows our patients to have regular treatment closer to home.

Treatment and specialist services we provide includes:

  • dialysis
    • dedicated outpatient facilities and support for home and community dialysis
    • haemodialysis: available at our dialysis units in Bromley, Dartford, Sydenham, Thamesmead 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
    • polycystic kidney disease
    • renal-liver.

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

Healthy Living Programme

The video below gives an overview of the King’s Kidney Care Healthy Living Programme. It is led by kidney dietitians and kidney physiotherapists and supports you to make positive changes to your food and physical activity to promote a healthier weight and lifestyle. The programme is available to people under the care of the Kidney Team at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Ground floor, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Bromley Satellite Dialysis Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 7510
  • Dartford Satellite Dialysis Unit: +44 (0)1322 428861
  • Department email: [email protected]
  • Dialysis Unit, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital: +44 (0)20 3299 6243
  • General and clinical enquiries: +44 (0)20 3299 6233
  • Outpatient appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 6244
  • Sydenham Satellite Dialysis Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 7760
  • Thamesmead Kidney Treatment Centre – dialysis unit: +44 (0)20 3034 1600
  • Wards: Fisk and Cheere: +44 (0)20 3299 3298
  • Woolwich Satellite Dialysis Unit: +44 (0)20 8836 6842

Patient information leaflets

TitleFile SizeLink
Haemodialysis service70 KB
Healthy Living Programme – part of King’s Kidney Care Services182 KB
Renal Counselling and Psychotherapy Team and Renal Social Workers30 KB
Renal Rehabilitation Service49 KB

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 NHS e-Referral, please ensure you meet the criteria and include all information detailed on the checklist.

Booking a patient at King’s

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can make routine referrals by emailing the completed checklist (below) to [email protected]. 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 arrange for a patient to be seen within two weeks:

  • GPs should refer via NHS e-Referral. Include the checklist below and state that the referral is urgent
  • other referrers should email the completed checklist to [email protected]

To speak directly with the Renal on-call registrar, call 020 3299 9000 and ask for Bleep 622.

Other Queries

For all other referrals and queries, email [email protected].

Referral forms

TitleFile SizeLink
Kidney disease management guidelines and referral checklist121 KB
Nephrology and CKD services referral form217 KB

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Mr Philip Alexander Highly Specialist Psychotherapist and Service Lead, Renal Psychosocial Team
Dr Helen Alston Consultant Nephrologist
Mr Nicholas Barnett Consultant in Transplantation and Vascular Access Surgery
Mrs Elaine Bowes Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Hugh Cairns Consultant Nephrologist
Mrs Helen Cronin Lead Nurse Haemodialysis
Mrs Lynn Dahri Clinical Nurse Specialist - Low Clearance
Dr Partha Das Honorary Consultant Nephrologist
Ms Fatima de Figueiredo Senior Renal Vascular Access Nurse
Dr Robert Elias Consultant Nephrologist, Clinical Director
Dr Martin Ford Consultant Nephrologist - Clinical Lead
Ms Sunita Ghoorbin Renal Recipient Transplant Coordinator
Miss Kat Groves AKI CNS
Dr Satish Jayawardene Consultant Nephrologist, Lead for Acute Kidney Injury,
Dr Heather Jefferson Speciality Doctor
Mr Chris Jones Head of Nursing
Dr Theodoros Kasimatis Consultant Nephrologist
Dr Kunaal Kharbanda Consultant
Dr Sui Phin Kon Consultant Nephrologist
Dr Eirini Lioudaki Consultant
Ms Amanda Logan Counsellor
Mrs Semayah Lyew-Sang Low Clearance CNS
Prof Iain Macdougall Consultant Nephrologist, Lead for Renal Research and Development
Miss Gloria Patricia Munoz Figueroa Junior Sister Low clearance and Transplant Clinic
Mr Chitalia Nihil Consultant Nephrologist
Mrs Safi Nyamuhirwa MAtron
Sister Fatuma Rajab Haemodialysis matron
Ms Glenda Ramos Matron for Fisk & Cheere Ward and Outpatient department
Mr Alexandra Rankin Consultant Nephrologist
Dr Adam Rumjon Consultant nephrologist
Dr Sujit Saha Consultant Nephrologist
Ms Amanda Sawdon Living Kidney DonorTransplant Coordinator
Dr Sapna Shah Consultant Nephrologist
Prof Claire Sharpe Professor in Renal Medicine and Honorary Consultant in Renal Medicine
Dr Catriona Shaw Consultant Nephrologist
Dr Priscilla Smith Specialty Doctor Renal Medicine
Dr Katie Vinen Consultant Nephrologist
Ms Eleri Wood Nurse Consultant