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.
Kidney Care UK, 3 The Windmills, St Mary's Close, Turk Street, Alton, GU34 1EF
(Please note: not all of our booklets are available as printed copies)
Cancer risk in patients with kidney disease
This leaflet explains the risk of cancer in patients who have kidney disease, are receiving dialysis or have a kidney transplant. It also explains what ‘cancer screening’ is and how you may be able to reduce your risk of developing cancer in the future.Download PDF
Capacity and decision making in chronic kidney disease
This leaflet describes how capacity (the ability to make decisions) is assessed, the role of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), the best interests process and how it can apply to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This information only applies to England and Wales.Download PDF
Eating out or taking out on a kidney friendly diet
If you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) it is important to try to eat a balanced diet in order to stay as healthy as possible. Depending on the stage of your CKD, you may need to make some changes to your diet.
This leaflet contains information on a variety of food types and suggests good options as well as those to limit or avoid when eating out. It is mainly aimed at people attending low clearance clinics or dialysis patients who are pre-transplant.Download PDF
Long-term conditions like chronic kidney disease can affect different areas of your life as well as your health. Emotional resilience is about coping with your problems and finding a way to continue to live well, even when under considerable stress.
This leaflet gives an introduction to emotional resilience and provides some tips on how it can help you to cope with the stresses you may experience in your life.Download PDF