The nephrology unit is a specialist tertiary referral for a population of over two million, delivering services through a number of satellite and district general units from Boston to Northampton and Peterborough .
We have a multidisciplinary approach to renal failure, and our John Walls Renal Unit is internationally reputable.
Our unit in Leicester covers 56 beds including nephrology wards, a dedicated transplant ward, a seven-bedded HDU renal ward and two outpatient haemodialysis units. We also offer clustered specialty outpatient clinics in parallel with dietetic, nurse specialist and pharmacy clinics.
The team is comprised of 11 consultant nephrologists, five foundation year one doctors, three foundation year two doctors, two core medical trainees, six nephrology specialist registrars, and two associate specialists.
We have a strong commitment to education, ensuring the right training and clinical exposure for both undergraduates and post graduates.
We offer weekly educational sessions, a journal club, and a histology conference. We also hold fortnightly vascular MDT conferences in radiology and we hold audit and mortality meetings. Regional training days are also available for SpRs.
Our research covers pathogenesis and treatment of IgA nephrology, exercise in chronic kidney disease, and progression of chronic kidney disease.
We hold strong links with the medical school; five of our nephrology consultants hold academic posts. We have four NIHR academic clinical fellows in post, one clinical lecturer and one clinical scientist. Several of our trainees gained external funding for postgraduate studies from the MRC, Wellcome Trust and Kidney Research UK.