We are please to tell our readers about a series of four short films for adults with kidney disease, which feature patients and staff from GSTT kidney unit. We are delighted to let you know that the films were ‘commended’ in the recent British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards.
Our congratulations to everyone involved in making the films.
Funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, the films aim to inform you about the different options for managing your condition so that you can make informed choices about your treatment. They also tell you what to expect from the Guy’s and St Thomas’ kidney service.
Living with early stage kidney disease
In this film we learn about early stage chronic kidney disease or CKD. A patient tells us how making changes to his lifestyle has enabled him to delay the progression of his CKD.
This film explains how dialysis works. It features patients talking about different types of dialysis and how they fit the treatment into their lives.
Having a kidney transplant
A transplant surgeon talks about the different types of kidney transplants. Patients tell us about their experiences and explain how having a transplant has benefited them.
Supporting you to manage your kidney condition
In this film we discuss the importance of taking control of your kidney condition. We also outline the support that is available from the health professionals and expert patients.