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Glasgow Renal and Transplant Unit

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Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
1345 Govan Road

Post Code:

G51 4TF

Patients were first dialysed here in 2015

This unit has approximately 600 (including 30 on home haemodialysis) haemodialysis and approximately 55 peritoneal dialysis patients

This is a transplant centre - view transplant data.

This centre has the following satellite units:

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Glasgow Royal

Glasgow Stobhill

Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley

Vale of Leven

Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow

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Statue of Prof Thomas Graham, ‘Father of Dialysis’, George Square Glasgow

Telephone number:

0141 451 6198

Holiday dialysis enquiries:

0141 452 3309


0141 211 2322

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Consultant Nephrologists
Dr Tara Collidge
Dr Conal Daly
Dr Chris Deighan
Dr Jonathan Fox (Chair, SMC)
Dr Colin Geddes (Lead Clinician)
Prof Alan Jardine (Professor of Nephrology)
Dr Bruce Mackinnon
Dr Robert Mactier
Dr Paddy Mark
Dr Ellon McGregor
Dr Siobhan McManus
Dr Margaret McMillan
Dr Emily McQuarrie
Dr Scott Morris (CD, TPD, Chair SRA)
Dr Neal Padmanabhan
Dr Raj Patel
Dr Catherine Stirling
Dr Pete Thomson
Dr Jamie Traynor (Technical Director, SRR)

Transplant Surgeons:
Mr John Asher
Mr Marc Clancy (Lead Clinician)
Mr David Kingsmore
Mr Enric Murio
Mr Vladyslav Shumeyko
Ms Karen Stevenson

Associate Specialists:
Dr Morag Gorrie
Dr Mun Woo

Management Team:
Julia Little (General Manager)
Margaret McLucas (Clinical Service Manager)
Gus McKillop (Nurse Manager)

Page administered by:

Dr Bruce Mackinnon

About the unit

A major reorganisation of renal services in Glasgow has taken place over the last decade. Nephrology & Transplantation is part of the Regional Services directorate in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. In early 2011 the 2 renal units in Glasgow were centralised on a single in-patient site initially at the Western Infirmary and now at the new 1109 bed Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. The new Glasgow Renal unit serves a population of around 1.6 million individuals across the West of Scotland and Forth Valley. In-patient services are located at the QEUH, Glasgow, and comprise a total of 77 beds including a day-case and rapid assessment area, ‘high acuity’ unit, vascular access and transplant surgery.

In the summer of 2009 all out-patient work within the city of Glasgow moved to 2 new, purpose-built ambulatory care hospitals (the new Stobhill and Victoria hospitals). Satellite clinics for surrounding areas are run in Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Paisley Royal Alexandria Hospital, Vale of Leven Hospital and the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Haemodialysis takes place at 6 satellite centres, 3 in the city and 3 further a field. In addition, 10 stations for out-patient, in-centre, haemodialysis and the peritoneal dialysis unit are based at the qeuh ‘hub’. There is an active home haemodialysis service based at Stobhill hospital.

Five transplant surgeons undertake all aspects of transplant and vascular access surgery for the West of Scotland (population 2.6 million). The unit performs around 150 renal transplants per year (30% live donor, 70% deceased donor) and has expertise in laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy and ABO incompatible transplantation

Research and special expertise

The unit is staffed by a total of 19 consultant nephrologists working in small teams to cover groups of feeder hospitals and individual satellite dialysis units. They are supported by 2 associate specialists, a team of 15 middle grade doctors working on a 2-tier rota as well as specialist nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and dieticians.

The QEUH is a teaching hospital for the University of Glasgow medical school and the renal unit participates in undergraduate teaching. There is a formal teaching programme for specialty trainees aimed at satisfying the curriculum requirements for the nephrology specialist exam. Every Friday afternoon is given over entirely to continuing medical education with an academic programme including invited external speakers and internal audit (including renal biopsy and morbidity & mortality meetings).

The unit has an active interest in both clinical and basic science research with many opportunities for trainees to be involved in both. Research interests include cardiovascular disease, dyslipidaemia and cardiac MRI in CKD, proteinuria/proteomics and progression, peritoneal dialysis, healthcare-associated infection, vascular access for dialysis, renal biopsy and GN.

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