Overview

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:

  • dietitians
  • social workers
  • pharmacists

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
  • relationships
  • 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.

Health information

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

Heather Brown

Refik Gokmen

Paramit Chowdhury

Wilson Wong

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.

Contact us

Appointments: 020 7188 8820

Young adult care coordinator: 020 7188 7188, extension 52722 or 07851 621 930

Young adult care coordinator email: [email protected]

We aim to respond to your email within 3 working days.

Address: kidney clinic, 4th floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, London SE1 9RT

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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