Renal Clinic

Information for referring GPs

Nephrology advice and guidance direct to the department

Nephrology refer via e-RS

Blood transfusions do not offer advice and guidance – direct to appropriate speciality

Blood Transfusion request to be faxed 01603 288174

Iron Transfusions (under Nephrology) refer direct to the service

There are a number of different types of nephrology clinics. The clinics generally run from 08:30 – 17:00 hours daily and are usually staffed by a consultant nephrologist (kidney doctor), a registrar or a clinical assistant and are facilitated by a team of clinic nurses.

The general nephrology clinic is for those referred to a nephrologist to look after their kidneys. Some of the nephrologists hold low clearance clinics (or pre-dialysis clinics) for those patients who are perhaps close to needing to start dialysis or receive a renal (kidney) transplant. Patients will be moved out of the general nephrology clinics and into these clinics as they approach the need for dialysis or transplant. But some of the nephrologists prefer not to separate these patients out into another clinic and so they stay in the general nephrology clinic.

For those patients who have started dialysis there are haemodialysis clinics for those doing haemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis clinics for those doing peritoneal dialysis. For those who have received a transplanted kidney there is a separate transplant clinic for them, and another clinic run by the transplant surgeons for those being prepared to receive a renal transplant.

The nephrology outpatient clinics are very busy and it is important that you tell us in good time if you are unable to attend any appointments. Whilst we allocate individual appointment times some people will need tests before seeing the doctor. For this reason the appointment time given is the time you should arrive in the department and is not necessarily the time that you should expect to see the doctor or nurse.

Patients are very welcome to bring someone with them to their appointment. Please feel free to ask any questions that you have during these appointments and if a member of staff can be of any assistance please approach them.

Location

Our clinics are held on Outpatients East Level 3 or on the Jack Pryor Unit, East Block Level 3.

For information about kidneys and their treatment please go to the renal department page.

Clinics are also held at Cromer Hospital for those who live in that area.

Opening Times:

Monday 08:30 – 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 – 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 – 17:00
Thursday 08:30 – 17:00
Friday 08:30 – 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Clinics are also held at Cromer Hospital for those who live in that area.

For a map showing the location of the car parks at the NNUH, please click here

Contact

Renal Clinic Tel; 01603 287269