All Posts by Ben Rye

Occupational therapy

What is occupational therapy?

And what can it do for you? Occupational therapy aims to take a whole-person approach to support both mental and physical health and wellbeing. The term ‘occupation’ refers to any day-to-day activity that allows someone to live independently and have a sense of identity; this could be around self-care, work

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Video Resources

Kidney information films from Guy’s Kidney Clinic

A series of four short films has been produced for people living with kidney disease. The films, which feature patients and clinical staff from Guy’s Kidney Clinic, aim to let patients know about the different options available for managing their condition and help them make choices about their treatment that

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Guy’s & St Thomas’ Kidney Patients’ Association

Report – GSTTKPA Annual General Meeting December 2018

A year of continuity and progress for GSTTKPA Guy’s & St Thomas’ Kidney Patients’ Association (GSTTKPA) is going from strength to strength in its support for patients and their families at Guy’s kidney clinic. This was the message of GSTTKPA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on 1st December 2018. GSTTKPA

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microscope in lab

Introducing PITHIA

New research study aims to boost transplants from older deceased donors Many potential kidney transplants are from deceased donors aged 60 years or older, but many of these kidneys are not used due to worries about how they may work. But age alone does not predict good kidney health and

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Bristish Transplant Games

British Transplant Games 2018

The 2018 British Transplant Games took place in August in Birmingham. The Games are a four-day multi-sports event whose aim is to promote fitness after transplantation and highlight the continued need for organ donation. Teams from Evelina London Children’s Hospital and GSTT adult kidney unit attended the event with financial

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Mount Cook

Climbing Out!

Young adult kidney patients take to the hills In early July a small group of Guy’s and St Thomas’ young adult kidney patients took part in a Climbing Out outdoor activity programme held in North Wales. They joined other young people from Leeds Renal Unit to stay together in a

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Dr Benedict Lyle Phillips

New technology in kidney transplantation

Moving out of the ice-age Guy’s Hospital has introduced new technology to bring kidney transplantation out of the ‘ice-age’. For the last 60 years, deceased-donor kidneys have been preserved on ice at 4°C before being transplanted. This has been an effective and inexpensive way of keeping kidneys viable. However, there

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