Welcome to the Young Adult Renal Clinic at West London Renal Centre,
Hammersmith Hospital

Your adult consultant is: Dr Emma Salisbury

Your adult link nurse is: Sister Joanne Davy

 

Clinic telephone number: 020 8383 4268

 
What/ Who is the Young Adult Renal Clinic for?

This clinic is for renal patients moving from Children's medical services to Adult's medical services.

We understand that this can be a frightening time.

We are here to support you as you grow and help you to gradually develop the confidence and skills to take charge of your own healthcare.

 
Top Tips
  1. Always bring an accurate, up-to-date list of your current medications to every hospital appointment.

  2. Check your supply of medication before you come. Do you need to ask the doctor for a new prescription?

  3. As questions for the medical team pop into your head, jot them in a notebook or keep a list on your phone. When you are in your clinic appointment, it can be difficult to remember all those questions you thought before!

  4. If you need to miss an appointment or change an appointment, just pick up the phone and ring us. We will help you to reschedule. NEVER just don't turn up!

Important message

If you have kidney disease, you must avoid taking painkillers called "Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatry Drugs" (NSAID) such as:

  • Ibuprofen

  • "Nurofen"

  • Diclofenac or

  • "Voltarol"

because they can make your kidney disease worse.
Paracetamol is safe. See your GP if you think you
need something stronger.

 
 
Some Helpful Websites

West London Kidney Patients' Association

is a charity run by kidney patients, their families, friends and carers with support from staff of the West London Renal Centre.

www.westlondonkpa.org

Kidney Care UK

is the leading kidney patient support charity providing advice, support and financial assistance to thousands every year.

www.kidneycareuk.org

There are also closed FACEBOOK groups just for kidney patients and their families.

 
Healthy Eating

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health and can help you feel your best.

The saying goes, "You are what you eat."

Check out this website for more information on how to live well and eat well.

www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well

But some medical conditions require a special diet.

Do you need to have a special diet?

Do you know what you can and can't eat?

If not…ASK YOUR DOCTOR

He or she can explain and make an appointment for you with the dietician to give you more help and advice.

 

It's FREE, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don't need a GP to get some! It's called…

Exercise

Being active for at least 60 minutes a day is linked to better general health, stronger bones and muscles. It's essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age. Check out this website for some great ideas:

www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/physical-activity-guidelines-children-and-young-people

Pregnancy & Medications

Not all medications are safe in pregnancy.

Some medications can SERIOUSLY HARM an unborn baby.

Do YOU know if your medications are safe in pregnancy?
If not, just ask.

If you are taking medications that are dangerous in pregnancy, you MUST use contraception.

Do you need help with this? Just ask.

If you want to become pregnant, talk to your doctor so that we can help you plan a pregnancy that is safe for you and safe for your baby.