Children’s kidney service

Our renowned paediatric nephrology service delivers excellent diagnosis, treatment and care for children with kidney problems. Working together with our urology and bladder services, we care for children and young people from across the UK and beyond.

We are the primary transplant and dialysis centre for more than nine million people. The first renal transplant in England took place at Evelina more than 50 years ago and now we undertake approximately 30 transplants per year and have around 100 patients under follow-up post transplant. We have approximately 25 patients on dialysis. We have a large chronic kidney disease service and multi-disciplinary approach working with our bladder and urology clinicians. We have extensive expertise and experience across all aspects of paediatric nephrology.

Our vision is to improve the lives of children and their families through care and treatment that is entirely child and family centred. Our outcomes are amongst the best in the world and we constantly strive to improve our already outstanding care.

What is paediatric nephrology?

Paediatric nephrology is the term used to describe the diagnosis, management and treatment of problems affecting the kidneys and urinary tract in babies, children and young adults. This includes the provision of dialysis and renal transplantation.

Paediatric nephrologists are specialists in their field, having undertaken specific training and obtained experience via approved residencies to enable them to offer the very highest standards of care.

Kidney conditions that we can help manage and treat

There are many different conditions that can affect the kidneys. We can support with the diagnosis, management and/or treatment of those including:

  • chronic kidney disease
  • congenital nephrotic syndrome
  • cystinosis
  • glomerulonephritis
  • haemolytic uraemic syndrome
  • henoch-schonlein purpura
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • kidney dysplasia
  • nephrotic syndrome
  • posterior urethral valves
  • pyelonephritis
  • renal artery stenosis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • vasculitis.

Our paediatric nephrology facilities

Our patient-centric approach means that our focus is on providing the right facilities to meet the needs of the young people in our care.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital was designed by children, for children and their families to feel calm, comfortable and relaxed, whatever treatment they need.

With themed flows, a bright, open-plan atrium and stunning views, our state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • a specialist nephrology ward for patients needing inpatient treatment
  • comprehensive imaging services including MRI, X-rays and ultrasound
  • paediatric intensive care unit
  • haemodialysis unit
  • large home dialysis programme.

Meet our paediatric nephrologists

As a parent or carer, you want to feel reassured that your child is in the safest hands. We have a team of leading paediatric nephrologists to support you and your child at every stage of their journey.

We use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This means that decisions about your child’s health or treatment will be discussed with a team of relevant professionals (which may include doctors, surgeons and consultants from other departments). Their collective knowledge and experience will be used to create a bespoke treatment plan that best meets your child’s individual needs.



Children's kidney transplant service

At Evelina London Children’s Hospital, our leading paediatric kidney transplant service delivers outstanding diagnosis, treatment and care for children with kidney problems.

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Children's urology

Our urology service provides specialist care for children with kidney, bladder and genitalia problems from all over the UK and internationally.

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Children’s bladder service

Evelina London’s children’s bladder service ensures that your child is given a thorough and comprehensive assessment of their bladder dysfunction.

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