Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidneys disease (CKD) happens when the kidneys do not work as well as they should, and it can gradually get worse with time (month or years). Most people feel well and have no symptoms. Symptoms only start to show when the kidney function is very poor.

Adequate treatment can prevent or delay the progression of CKD, reduce the cardiovascular risk that comes with having CKD and prevent or delay complications that comes with having CKD. In this page you can register to education sessions and access information such as videos (available in different languages) booklets and leaflets.

***Polite notice: If you have advanced kidney disease and want to register to dialysis and/or transplant seminar please scroll down and register under “advanced Kidney care treatment options***

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday 18 March 2024, 9-10am. Register here
  • Monday 29 April 2024, 9-10am. Register here
  • Monday 20 May 2024, 9-10am. Register here

“Step by Step guide to register and join the session” Click here to view.

“Know your kidneys’ is an interactive group video call for people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The session will help you to understand CKD (diagnosis, treatments and lifestyle changes) and gain confidence to manage your health.  100% of people living with chronic kidney disease that attended Know your kidneys would recommend it!

We use the technology Microsoft Teams to run the session. You can join from the comfort of your own home, and family members can join too. You will need to register in advance to reserve your place by selecting your preferred date and filling in your details (check teh step by step guide for support). To take the most of the session please watch the three videos, and note any questions you may want to ask during the know your kidneys session

If you have any questions before the session, including accessibility needs, please email Joana Teles, kidney nurse specialist joana.teles@nhs.net. Please note that any individual clinical questions must be discussed with your doctor/nurse and should not be discussed using this email address.

This section is intended for people living with advanced kidney disease (stage 5) who are currently preparing for renal replacement therapy (dialysis and transplant). Please register for the dialysis or transplant seminar as advised by your kidney nurse specialist or doctor to learn more about these treatments.

The seminars are an interactive group video call with people living with advanced kidney disease and the kidney team. We use the technology Microsoft Teams to run the session. You can join from the comfort of your own home, and family members can join too. You will need to register in advance to reserve your place. If you intend to attend both seminars you will need to register for both.

Step by Step guide to register and join advanced kidney care seminars.

Dialysis Seminar

 

13 March 2024, 10-11am. Click here to register

10 April 2024, 10-11am. Click here to register

8 May 2024, 10-11am. Click here to register

12 June 2024, 10-11am. Click here to register.

 

Transplant Seminar

12 March 2024, 11am-12.30pm. Click here to register

9 April 2024, 11am-12.30pm. Click here to register

 

To watch the videos with subtitles in a different language please select the setting button https://cdn-icons-png.flaticon.com/512/2040/2040504.png and chose subtitles from the options available (currently Polish and Gujarati).

Resource Download link
Patient leaflet: CKD diagnosis information click here
Patient leaflet: urine ACR testing click here
sick day rules click here
Patient booklet: CKD health check click here

If English is not your first language, visit the Kidney Care UK website www.kidneycareuk.org you can click on the accessibility button (left bottom corner of the screen), select your language and all content will be translated.

If you would like to speak to another patient who has chronic kidney disease, please contact the National Kidney Federation help line 0800 169 09 36 to access peer support.   

 

 

 

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