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NKF Helpline

 

National Kidney Patients' Free Helpline helpphone3

0800 169 09 36

  Helpline@kidney.org.uk 

 

 

The NKF runs the only UK Helpline dedicated to kidney patients with two fully trained, experienced advisers providing a 5 day per week service to kidney patients, carers and healthcare professions and Renal Units.

The NKF Helpline is open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday on

                                                                                                                          0800 169 09 36

The NKF Helpline is also the UK’s largest provider of kidney related medical information leaflets with a library of over 200 titles written by Nephrologists in simple language for patients and carers.  

The NKF Helpline can provide information about Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Transplantation, Living Donation as well as Benefits information, dietary advice and Holiday information.

Our advisors Pauline and Stephen are waiting to help on 0800 169 09 36

 
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 NKF Leaflets

NKF leaflets are strictly document controlled to ensure that the information provided is reviewed every two years so it is always up to date.

Whether you require a single leaflet for yourself, or bulk quantities for a Renal Unit, Hospital or Kidney Patient Association, just call the Helpline number 0800 169 09 36.

The NKF does not charge patients for a single leaflet.

Bulk quantities are charged at cost ranging between 25p to £1.10p  for larger booklets, prices including postage and packing.

If your Renal Unit does not have these leaflets ask “why not” and give staff the NKF Helpline Number 0800 169 09 36.  We will be pleased to take their order - and yours!

NKF Helpline leaflets available are ……………

Kidney Basics

I’ve got kidney disease - will I need dialysis or a transplant?  (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Blood pressure medication                                                      (Click Here for our PDF leaflet) 
Chronic Kidney Disease                                                          (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Cholesterol and kidney disease                                               (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Calculating kidney function (GFR & eGFR)                             (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
High blood pressure                                                                 (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
How to cope with established renal failure                               (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
End of life care
Introduction to haemodialysis                                                   (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
About the kidneys                                                                     (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Frequently asked questions                                                      (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Home dialysis the advantages                                                  (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Acute kidney injury                                                                    (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)

Kidney Disease

Anaemia                                                                                    (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Treating iron deficiency in kidney disease
Glomerulonephritis questions and answers                              (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Haematuria                                                                                (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Kidney cysts                                                                              (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Pain in kidney & urine diseases                                                 (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
12 steps towards pain control                                                    (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Proteinuria (protein in urine)                                                      (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Small or single kidney                                                                (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Diabetes and the kidney                                                            (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis                                   (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)                                 
IgA nephropathy                                                                         (Click Here for our PDF leaflet) 
What is Vasculitis                                                                       (Click Here for our PDF leaflet) 
Henoch-schonlein purpura                                                         (Click Here for our PDF leaflet) 
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
Adult polycystic kidney disease
Renal artery stenosis                                                                  (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
MPGN                                                                                         (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Minimal change nephropathy                                                      (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Nephrotic syndrome in adults
Kidney Disease in myeloma
Loin pain-haematuria syndrome                                                  (Click Here for our PDF leaflet) 
Interstitial nephritis                                                                       (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Urinary infections                                                                         (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
IgM nephropathy                                                                          (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)

Drugs

Commonly taken drugs for kidney failure                                    (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Over the counter drugs                                                                (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Commonly prescribed drugs                                                        (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)

Sexual relationships in kidney failure

Introduction and safe sex
Sexual relationship in kidney failure for men
Sexual relationship in kidney failure for women
Having children

Holiday Series

Holiday tips and guidelines                                                           (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Holiday guidelines for PD patients                                                (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Holiday guidelines for HD patients                                                (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Holiday guidelines for transplant patients                                      (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Holiday / Travel vaccinations in transplant patients                       (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)

Holiday facilities for kidney patients

A Complete Holiday Guide for Kidney Patients 2018 

Transplantation series

Top tips
What are the complications of transplantation?                             (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
What is transplant rejection?
Sexual problems following a transplant
Cancer after a transplant                                                                (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Skin care in renal transplant patients
Blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease & circulation problems (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Infection after transplantation                                                          (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
What drugs are needed after transplantation?
Diabetes after transplantation                                                          (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
How are kidneys allocated from cadaveric (dead) donors?             (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Is the kidney transplant psychologically stressful?                          (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
How long does the transplant operation take?                                (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Are work and normal life possible after a transplant?                      (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
What is a kidney transplant and will it cure kidney failure?
Can a transplant come from a relative, partner or friend?                (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
How long is the wait for a kidney?                                                    (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)

Living donor information

Altruistic kidney donation
Living Donor information                                                                    (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
How do Donors feel afterwards?
Reimbursement of Living Donor Expenses

Booklets

Reflux                                                                                                  (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Alport’s Syndrome                                                                               (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Lupus and Lupus Kidney Disease                                                       (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Fabry Disease                                                                                     (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Bones, Calcium, Phosphate and PTH in Kidney Failure                     (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Incorporating :        Types of Bones
                             What Treatment can be given
                             Surgery to remove Parathyroid Gland
Staying fit with kidney disease

Peritoneal dialysis

What is Peritoneal Dialysis                                                                    (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Introduction to Peritoneal Dialysis                                                         (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Peritoneal Dialysis – Frequently Asked Questions                                (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Are there different types of Peritoneal Dialysis?                                    (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)

Good Mouth Care in Established Renal Failure
Green Nephrology
Fistula Care                                                                                            (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Employers Guide to CKD                                     

Information Packs

Know Your Benefits (for kidney patients)
Employer’s Guide to CKD
Exercise for Kidney Patients                                           

Paediatric Leaflets  (Subject to availability) 

Arnold Goes for a DMSA scan
Child's Indwelling catheter
Warts and kidney disease in children
Caring for a child's Mtirofanoff
Dietary advice for children on dialysis
Graham has a GFR test
Grown ups with kidney failure
Your child and transplantation
Annie has a blood test
Your child and chronic renal failure
A carers guide to living with kidney failure     

Dietary

Potassium                                                                                                  (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
The Eatwell Plate                                                                                       (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
PhosphateCutting down on Salt – Help is at Hand
Can Kidney Patients eat fruit and vegetables –
           Including section on the Asian & Caribbean diet                            (Click Here for our PDF leaflet)
Renal Patients and Alcohol
Complete Dietary packFood with Thought – kind to kidneys recipe collection

 

Patient Information leaflets are subject to copyright
All NKF information is reviewed every two years.