Kidney supportive care
We care for people with poor kidney function who are not planning on having dialysis or a transplant.
Our supportive care service includes:
- nurse-led clinics to monitor kidney function and help manage risks, such as hypertension or fluid overload
- anaemia management for long-term (chronic) kidney disease, including intravenous iron and erythropoietin (EPO)
- preventing and managing symptoms relating to kidney failure
- support for all your needs, including physical, psychological, social and spiritual
- advance care planning for people who may be nearing end of life
We work in partnership with community services such as GP and palliative care teams.
Our clinics are run by specialist nurses with lots of experience. You may also see other health professionals depending on your individual needs.
If you need inpatient kidney care, you'll usually stay on Patience ward at Guy's Hospital. This is a specialist kidney ward.
Research and clinical trials
Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.
You can also contact [email protected] for more information.