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General nephrology clinics

If your doctor thinks you may have kidney problems, you may be referred to a general nephrology clinic where you will be seen by one of our 13 consultant nephrologists or a specialist registrar.

The Trust manages over 20 clinics each week on 11 different sites. The philosophy of the renal unit is to deliver the services closer to your home.

Each of the 13 consultant nephrologists has a geographical area that they are responsible for. This helps them to develop closer links with the local hospitals and the GPs in that area.

Within each area, the consultant nephrologists have tried to develop local referral and management guidelines with the GPs to help offer the most effective treatment and monitoring of chronic kidney disease in the community.

The Trust can also provide comprehensive on-going treatment for patients with renal failure and will continue to support you along this pathway with its many highly skilled doctors, nurses and support staff.

With the exception of some of our outreach clinics, you can expect to be seen within four weeks following your first GP referral to the department. We encourage as much of your care to be close to your own home.

Referrals

All referrals to the general nephrology clinics come from GPs. Referrals can be made to the main renal outpatients department at St Helier Hospital, to a specific nephrologist at one of the clinic sites or by use of the national Choose and Book system.

Key staff

Dr Peter Andrews
Clinical Director

Dr Hugh Gallagher
Clinical Lead for Chronic Kidney Disease

Steve Simper
General Manager

Susie Mallinder
Head of Nursing

Sara Jobson
Service Manager

Loraine McNamara
Main renal outpatients department manager

Location

East Surrey Hospital
Epsom Hospital
Fleet Hospital
Frimley Park Hospital
Leatherhead Hospital
Croydon University Hospital
Royal Surrey Hospital
St Helier Hospital, renal unit
St Peter's Hospital
(for travel details see locations page)

Opening hours

Most sites have weekly clinics.

Contact details

For all general outpatient enquiries you are asked to contact the dedicated renal outpatients department at St Helier Hospital on 020 8296 2283 or 2887.
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