Renal and Transplant Medicine

The Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Renal and Transplant Medicine Visiting Professional Programme is designed to provide international visiting professionals with the opportunity to experience and learn from our highly acclaimed nephrology and transplant service. The programme offers exclusive insight into general and subspecialised nephrology and one of the biggest transplant programmes in Europe.

Our Visiting Professional Programme is a unique development experience that allows visitors to work and observe alongside our renowned faculty in nephrology with interests in glomerulonephritis and vasculitis, lupus nephritis, tubular pathologies, retroperitoneal fibrosis, home haemodialysis (and many more) as well as access to complex transplantation such as our antibody incompatible transplant programme.

We are dedicated to broadening international professionals’ clinical expertise and enabling them to learn new skills that can be transferred back to their work place.

Programme aims

The programme is aimed at those who wish to extend their expertise in nephrology and transplantation and who wish to gain an understanding of the way this is practiced and organised within the NHS.

The programme aims to include:

  • Direct experience and exposure of ward rounds and clinics. There are several clinics, such as advanced kidney care (low clearance), one-stop chronic kidney disease (CKD), failing transplant, living donor assessments, general nephrology, renal rehabilitation, surgical assessment and post-transplant. Visitors’access to these clinics will vary depending on the duration of their programme and their own learning objectives.
  • The opportunity to be involved in our clinical research meetings.
  • Opportunities to attend and contribute in our multidisciplinary team meetings (MDM), including general nephrology, living donor, antibody incompatibility, vascular access, biopsy meetings, pancreas transplant and radiology MDMs.
  • Regular internal teaching meetings and the possibility for visitors to lead undergraduate teaching sessions
  • The chance to observe consultant-led practical procedures such as native and transplant kidney biopsies and tunnelled line insertions.
  • Learning experiences of adult complex cases in nephrology and transplantation.
  • Insight into one of the biggest transplant programme in Europe and one of the largest teaching hospitals in nephrology in the UK.

Individual weekly timetables will be created depending on each visiting professional’s requirements.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to visitors upon the end of their programme.