Your review appointment
You'll have an appointment to see your doctor:
- within a month of starting dialysis, and
- about every 3 months after this, usually on your dialysis day
How to get an appointment
Dialysis is normally part of advanced kidney care if you visit our clinics. Sometimes, you can be referred to us from other kidney services if you:
- move into our area
- are a young adult transferring from child to adult services
We can review referrals sent to us by GPs but cannot always accept them.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
To change or cancel your appointment, please contact your nearest dialysis unit.
If you do not attend your appointment, we'll contact you and arrange another appointment if needed.
Before your appointment
Please bring a list of medicines you take.
All of our units are close to public transport services and most have some car parking available.
We offer free transport for people with a medical need and who have no other means of travelling to the dialysis centre for their regular dialysis treatment. Please contact the transport team on 020 7188 2888 and they will assess your needs, or find more information about dialysis patient transport.
During your appointment
Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before your appointment time. We'll check your blood pressure and weight before you see the consultant or nurse specialist.
Your doctor will review your medicines, dialysis treatment and general health.
After your appointment
We'll write to your GP and any other specialists involved in your care about the consultation. We'll send you a copy of the letter. In this letter, we'll highlight any changes needed to your medicines and any discussions about treatment.
You'll have monthly blood tests which are reviewed by your consultant and clinical team. Your dialysis nurse will discuss these results with you.