In healthcare, we use the word transition to describe the 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.

The young adult kidney clinic is designed for kidney and transplant patients moving from long-term follow up in children’s services to adult services. The clinic is designed for individuals aged 16 to 22 years old.

In this clinic, we tailor care to you based on many different factors: your age, your social and personal experiences, your level of comfort with new responsibilities and of course, your kidney condition. While your parents or carers are welcome to attend appointments with you, we encourage them to step outside for at least part of each consultation to give you the privacy and confidentiality that is your right. This clinic should help you feel empowered to take charge of your healthcare. We will support you to develop the confidence and skills you will need to:

  • Manage your medications
  • Request repeat prescriptions
  • Look after your overall health by eating a balanced, healthy diet and exercising regularly

For more information about managing your medications, healthy eating, exercise and sexual health, please see the young adult kidney clinic patient information page

We recognise that some patients will feel confident to move on to an adult kidney clinic within a few appointments, but others will benefit from attending the young adult kidney clinic for longer. We will work together to make the right choice for you.

The young adult kidney clinic is held on the first Friday of each month at Hammersmith Hospital. Please check your appointment letter for more information.


Renal and transplant outpatient clinic
Ground floor, A block (opposite Lloyds Pharmacy)
Hammersmith Hospital
Du Cane Road
London W12 0HS

Meet the team


Dr Emma Salisbury, clinical lead


Sister Joanne Davy


Outpatients appointments
020 8383 4268