The information in these booklets is produced on behalf of and with the kidney community, and that of the UK Kidney Association (formerly The Renal Association) and its partners.
All of our booklets are free to download by selecting them below.
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(Please note: not all of our booklets are available as printed copies)
Haemodialysis (HD) is a form of treatment for chronic kidney disease. It can be performed at home where it is known as ‘home HD’, in a hospital or a specialist dialysis unit. This leaflet explains how home HD works so you can decide if it is the right option for you.Download PDF
How can a renal dietitian help me?
A dietitian is a healthcare professional who promotes well-being and reduces the risk of nutrition-related problems by giving practical and individual advice on food choices. This leaflet explains how a renal dietitian can help you make the best food, drink and lifestyle choices to support your health.Download PDF
How can a renal social worker help me?
Renal social workers are qualified social workers who work in collaboration with other members of the kidney multi-disciplinary team in children’s or adult hospitals and dialysis units. They also have direct links with local authority social work teams and specialist charities.
This leaflet explains how renal social workers can offer practical support and advice to children, young people, adults and carers living with kidney disease.Download PDF
Inserting your tunnelled haemodialysis catheter (permcath)
If you are planning to have or are currently receiving haemodialysis for chronic kidney disease, you may need to have a dialysis catheter inserted into your body if a fistula or graft formation has not been possible or appropriate for you. This leaflet explains more about tunnelled haemodialysis catheters, also known as lines or permcaths.Download PDF