Young adult kidney clinic
- Outpatients appointments
- 020 8383 4268
The young adult renal clinic is designed for kidney and transplant patients moving from children’s to adult services.
In healthcare, we use the word ‘transition’ to describe this process of moving from children’s services to adult services. We understand that moving away from a team of doctors and nurses who may have cared for you (and your family) for many years can feel daunting or even scary.
In this clinic, we aim to provide tailored and ‘developmentally appropriate’ care to each young adult, taking into account: maturity, cognitive ability, psychological status, social and personal experience, caring responsibilities and communication needs, as well as the management of young person’s longterm kidney condition.
We encourage parents and carers to step outside the clinic room for at least part of each consultation to allow each young adult an opportunity for privacy and the confidentiality they are entitled to. This is also an important step on the ‘transition journey’ to empowering individuals to develop the confidence and skills necessary to manage their own healthcare. For example, taking responsibility for remembering to take their tablets, requesting repeat prescriptions and looking after their health in terms of eating a balanced, healthy diet and exercising regularly.
The clinic is designed for people aged 16-22yrs. We recognise that some patients will feel confident to move on to their appropriate adult kidney clinic within a few appointments, but others will benefit from staying in the young adult clinic for longer.
020 8383 4268
Clinics: First Friday of each month
Address: Renal & Transplant Outpatient Clinic,
Ground floor, A Block (opposite Lloyds Pharmacy)
Du Cane Road
London W12 0HS
Dr Emma Salisbury, clinical lead
Sister Joanne Davy