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.
Dietary advice for kidney patients
- 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