Young adult kidney
We support young people aged 15 to 25 living with kidney disease.
We help you to take more control of your condition in a welcoming and understanding adult service.
Between the ages of 16 and 18, our dedicated service supports young people moving from children’s to adult kidney services.
We work closely with Evelina London and Great Ormond Street Hospital, transferring people with kidney conditions including:
- kidney transplant
- chronic kidney disease
- autoimmune disease affecting the kidneys
We also accept young adults who are newly referred to our kidney service.
At Guy's Hospital, we provide a clinic dedicated to young adults. This is held every other month in our kidney clinic. Young adults may be seen jointly at the clinic with their children's service team and have access to:
- social workers
Our young adult care coordinator supports you and your parents or guardians through your transition from children to adult services.
You can also discuss any other important issues with them, such as:
- your studies or work
- financial impact of having a long-term condition
- taking your medicines and moving away from home
- getting the most out of clinic appointments
Support and guidance continues once you're transferred to adult services, usually until around age 25.
Guy's and St Thomas' Kidney Patients' Association supports kidney patients at our hospital and their families or carers.
Kidney Care UK provides advice, support and financial assistance for kidney patients and their families
NHS website has information about kidney disease.
Our consultants in the young adult kidney service:
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.