Nutrition and Dietetics - Kidney disease

The Swindon Renal Unit, at the Great Western Hospital, provides a service to people with kidney disease.

The Unit is part of the Oxford Kidney Unit (

A specialist renal dietitian works with patients to provide practical dietary advice.

Joint clinics with the doctors and clinical nurse specialists cover:

  • Low clearance (chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 4-5)
  • General nephrology
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Transplant patients

Haemodialysis patients are seen on the dialysis unit.

Further information

Dietary advice for kidney patients

General advice

  • National Kidney Federation website (
    The largest kidney patient charity in the UK - "Run by kidney patients, for kidney patients".
  • Kidney Research UK website (
    "The leading national charity dedicated to research that will lead to better treatments and cures for kidney disease"; it also provides information for patients and works to raise awareness of kidney-related issues among the general public.
  • Kidney Patient Guide (
    Information for renal patients, their partners and families, health care professionals and anyone else who is interested in kidney disease.

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