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)
Shared haemodialysis care
Shared haemodialysis care gives you the opportunity to participate in any aspect of your dialysis treatment, with guidance and support from nursing staff. This leaflet explains how you can get more involved in your own haemodialysis care and the benefits this may bring to you.Download PDF
The chance to travel for a holiday or for work is important for people with kidney disease, just like everyone else. But people with kidney disease need to make sure that travel medicines are right for them. This leaflet gives more information about travel medicines, such as country-specific vaccines and malaria prevention medicines.Download PDF
Women's health and chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can affect anyone. In the United Kingdom, the leading causes of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure - diseases which affect both men and women. This leaflet is about how CKD affects women in particular and also how certain aspects of women’s health can affect CKD.Download PDF
Dialysis Away From Base (DAFB): FAQs about UK travel
Everyone with kidney disease should be able to live life to the full. Holidays and respite breaks can help to reduce stress and improve mental well being. However if you or your child need dialysis, there are certain things to consider when organising a holiday or any kind of travelling. This leaflet provides advice on having dialysis away from your normal location, whether that’s at home or at a different hospital.Download PDF
There's no place like Home: an introduction to Home Haemodialysis
Haemodialysis can be done in hospital or renal unit, but there are many differences between home and hospital treatments and different things to think about. This booklet is an introduction to home haemodialysis and gives you and your family more information about the option of having dialysis at home.Download PDF