Having a Fistula For Dialysis

As kidney function deteriorates, you need to replace the role of the kidneys - ‘renal replacement therapy’. A kidney transplant is best, but if there isn’t a transplant option, or you are awaiting a transplant, dialysis is necessary. This can be peritoneal dialysis or most commonly haemodialysis. Read more


This is part three in the series and we now look at what to expect once the transplant procedure is over and you have a new kidney. Read more

Holiday guide for kidney patients

Dialysis away from base holiday guide for kidney patients information leaflet Read more

Acidosis in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Acidosis means that the amount of acid in the body is greater than normal due to Chronic Kidney Disease or kidney failure. Normally, acid is produced in the body as by-products of food metabolism. Read more

The transplant procedure – what to expect

In this second article in a three-part series about kidney transplants, Jeremy Crane, discusses what to expect before going to the operating theatre, details of the operation itself and the pre and post-operative period. Read more