General nephrology


Our general nephrology service provides general kidney services for the population of north west London through our outreach nephrology clinics.

These clinics are located in local hospitals across our catchment area, allowing us to provide diagnosis and treatment for a range of kidney problems close to our patients' homes.

Conditions and treatments

Our nephrology clinics provide treatment for all forms of kidney problems, including: 

  • chronic kidney disease 
  • kidney failure 
  • diabetic kidney disease 
  • congenital kidney disease 
  • kidney stone disease

As part of your outpatient appointment or inpatient stay you may have some of the following tests and investigations: 

Outpatient clinic investigations:

  • blood tests 
  • kidney function tests 
  • scans 
  • urine collections 

Hospital admission investigations: 

  • creation of an AV fistula 
  • insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter 
  • insertion of a permacath 
  • kidney biopsy

Additional information

Patient education sessions

We run a variety of patient education sessions – please speak to one of the clinical nurse specialists for further information.

Further online resources