The aim of MyKidney is to help people understand more about their kidneys.
The information has been put together by doctors and clinicians in specialist kidney units at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
These organisations are among the leading centres in the world for the treatment of kidney disease and research and development.
The website has been created in collaboration with kidney patients and is informed by their personal experiences of kidney healthcare.
The organisations behind MyKidney.org
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London's most well known teaching hospitals, Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital, where the Evelina Children's Hospital is also located. These hospitals have been at the forefront of medical innovation and progress since they were founded almost 900 years ago. Both hospitals have built on these traditions and continue to have a reputation for excellence and innovation. The Trust provides a full range of services for local residents as well as specialist services for patients from further afield. Community care is also provided in health centres for residents of the London Borough's of Lambeth and Southwark.
The trust has around 1.6 million patient contacts a year across community, inpatient, outpatient, maternity and emergency services and currently employs around 12,500 staff.
Kidney Services - Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is a centre of excellence for the treatment of kidney disease. It treats local people living in South East London as well as taking referrals from throughout the UK. Services are provided throughout the entire patient pathway. This includes treatment of early kidney disease, advanced kidney care, dialysis, transplantation, and end of life care. Kidney units were first established at Guy´s and St Thomas´ Hospitals in the 1970s. Since then our clinicians have become leaders in the field of kidney care, most notably in living donor and deceased donor transplantation.
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of London's largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with a unique profile of strong local services and a focused set of specialist services. This includes providing specialist services to patients across a wide catchment, and we are recognised nationally and internationally for our work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac and haemato-oncology.
Kidney Services - King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The King's Kidney Service is well recognised for the quality of the care it provides and for its patient centred approach. The unit provides a wide range of kidney services. High dependency beds incorporated into our main kidney ward allow us to provide care to a large number of patients with acute kidney injury including those with more severe associated medical problems. The unit has an international reputation for the treatment and research of renal anaemia and for research into chronic kidney injury. It also has developing interests in the overlap between kidney and liver disease and in kidney disease in patients affected by sickle cell disease and HIV.
King's Health Partners
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are part of King's Health Partners, one of only five Academic Health Sciences Centres in the UK pioneering health research and providing high quality teaching and education.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity is one of the UK's largest and most innovative charities and is a catalyst for health and healthcare improvement in Lambeth and Southwark in SE London. It supports innovation in order to create world-leading healthcare in Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust; to improve the physical and mental health of the local population; and to fulfill the vision of King's Health Partners. For further information visit, www.gsttcharity.org.uk
The MyKidney Project
MyKidney is an outcome of a three-year project to modernise kidney services in Lambeth and Southwark funded by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity which ended in 2008. The partnership project involved the kidney services at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, community health services and crucially, patients who use these services and their carers.