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Outpatient Clinics

Patients with kidney disease will still require monitoring during the Covid-19 pandemic. The frequency and nature of the monitoring will depend upon a number of factors including the stage and stability of their chronic kidney disease.

To minimise the number of hospital attendances we will attempt to undertake the majority of consultations remotely. For many this will be a simple telephone call. We are also trialling some video consultation software which is a bit like Skype or FaceTime.

You should assume that you DO NOT need to attend the hospital for an outpatient appointment and that your clinician will contact you, either at the original time of your appointment or possibly a day or two before, to discuss your case. If your kidney disease is deemed by your clinician to be stable it is possible that your appointment will be postponed to a future date.

If your clinician decides that your appointment needs to be done face to face they will contact you beforehand with instructions. Some of the face to face appointments will be at the Paybody Building, Stony Stanton Road, to minimise the visits to UHCW.

Although most patients with kidney disease will be able to have their clinic appointments undertaken remotely it is likely that the majority of patients will require a recent blood test to guide the clinicians. Please see Blood Tests for more information.