GPs cannot refer patients to our dialysis service. Patients wishing to transfer their dialysis care to our Trust should discuss this with their renal physician.


There is no direct access to the dialysis service for GPs. Patients are typically known to the renal services long before the need for dialysis and come through our pre-dialysis clinics in a planned fashion to allow proper preparation for dialysis. Patients with sudden emergent presentation of kidney failure should be referred to the inpatient renal services at Hammersmith Hospital. 

Secondary care

Any dialysis patient wishing to transfer to the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust’s renal service should have a formal referral made by their renal physician to the Imperial satellite dialysis unit that is closest to their home. Please see the clinics section for more information.