Chronic kidney disease (CKD) nurse service
Our team supports the unit's nephrologists (kidney doctors) to see patients closer to home, where appropriate. Patients are referred into our renal service by their GP. Our specialist nurses then review the referral and decide whether you need to see a kidney doctor or a nurse specialist.
If you are referred to the nurse specialist, an appointment will be sent to you to be seen in one of our locality clinics, ideally nearest to your home. These clinics run from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 4pm.
Information and about us
The purpose of the clinic is to take a full medical and medication history, complete an examination and symptom questionnaire.
We might also need to carry out various clinical procedures, such as taking blood pressure and organising blood tests. We might need to refer you for further investigations. This will be followed up by a detailed letter to your GP.
Any follow-up appointments will be discussed each time you are seen by the nurse. Your appointments will also focus on any changes you could make to your lifestyle and wellbeing.
Consultations are either conducted face to face, via the phone or through a secure internet system called Attend Anywhere (similar to Skype).
Where to find us
RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW
Renal Unit Exeter, Ground Floor Room S44
We run clinics at the following locations:
Meet the team
Senior CKD Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Specialist
Patient information leaflets
We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital.
We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.
We have a wide range of videos which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital.