How do I get an appointment?
Children can be referred to our services by their GP or the consultant at their local hospital. For information about getting or making a referral see our referrals page.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
If your child already comes to one of our kidney clinics, your specialist nurse can help you in rearranging their appointment.
If your child comes to the general kidney clinic please contact the appointments office on 020 7188 4000 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please tell us as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to another patient.
Before your appointment
We will tell you in advance if you need to do anything to prepare for your child’s appointment. It is helpful to bring a list of your child’s medicines with you.
Please write down any questions you may have in advance so that you can discuss them with the team at your child’s appointment.
During your appointment
We run a number of clinics for patients with different conditions. These clinics run in different ways, depending on the needs of the patients.
If you would like to know more about what to expect at a specific clinic, please contact the clinic staff before the appointment.
We are a teaching hospital, so students and visitors may be observing the team. We will always ask your permission for them to observe your appointment.
After your appointment
We will send you a letter to confirm the outcome of your appointment. We will also send a copy of this letter to your GP, the doctor who referred your child and any other doctors or healthcare professionals involved in your child’s care.
This letter will have a contact number if you have any questions.
If your child needs a follow-up appointment, we will arrange that at the clinic before you leave.
Support and counselling
Many children and families find kidney treatment stressful, in particular long-term admissions and intensive treatments.
Appointments can be made with our clinical psychologists should you or your child wish to see them.
The counsellor service at Evelina London is also available to parents and carers who may find it helpful to talk in confidence about what is happening and how they may be feeling. You can contact the counselling service independently on 020 7188 4538 or ask staff to call on your behalf.
We also run a renal/kidney coffee morning for parents once a month, and a parent/carers forum every two months. Visit our support page for more information.