Adult Renal Clinical Psychology

Adult Renal Clinical Psychology

The Renal Clinical Psychology (Adult) service sees Adults under the care of Nottingham Renal and Transplant Unit.  Referrals relate specifically to the impact of living with a kidney condition and include:

  • coping with illness, treatment and/or side-effects of treatment
  • making decisions about treatment
  • self-management difficulties (e.g. taking medication, diet or fluid)
  • difficulties with family or personal relationships related to having a serious illness
  • problems with body image
  • feeling depressed, anxious or angry about illness or treatment
  • sexual problems resulting from illness or treatment
  • fears related to medical procedures, needles etc.
  • assessing whether someone is ready to have a transplant



The service accepts referrals from Kidney Health Professionals (Consultant Nephrologists, Transplant Surgeons, Renal Nurses, Renal Dieticians). Patients are encouraged to  speak to their Kidney Doctor or Nurse to access the service.

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Paediatric Renal Clinical Psychology

The paediatric renal clinical psychology service is available to any child or young person with chronic kidney disease who is seen by the EMEESY team at Nottingham Children’s Hospital. Psychology input can be provided to inpatients and outpatients, and their families. Support is provided in relation to concerns arising from living with chronic kidney disease.

Support can be provided face to face at the QMC in Nottingham, or by video call or telephone. Referrals are made to the paediatric renal service by other members of the EMEESY team using the appropriate form. Please contact Dr Charlie Tyack via internal email if you require further information

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