Inpatient and dialysis service

The department manages 450 inpatients and over 300 day case reviews each year.  On an average 22 renal transplants (including ABO/HLA incompatible transplantation) are performed annually in addition to 80 renal biopsies. The department provides a 7 day on call service for dialysis up until 20:00 each night. Long- term peritoneal dialysis is provided to 10-20 patients and chronic haemodialysis to 10-15 patients each month. Plasma exchange and lipid apheresis is also provided within the department.  Service under development, a paediatric home haemodialysis service for the region.


Outpatient service

The service reviews over 500 new patients and over 2000 follow-up patients per annum on site. Together with general nephrology, dialysis (peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis), low clearance and transplant clinics we run the following joint/specialty clinics: Alport and thin basement membrane diseases, cystinosis, tuberous sclerosis, renal stones, metabolic/MMA, antenatal, renal genetics, vasculitis, lower urinary tract dysfunction, paediatric-adult transition, and an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) follow-up clinics. The department also covers joint outreach clinics stretching from Barrow-in-Furness in the north of the region to Crewe in the south (12 district hospital partnerships). Each centre is visited three or more times per year and around 600 reviews are undertaken in outreach clinics.


Specialist service: Cystinosis

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is one of three national, highly specialised paediatric services in England for cystinosis and are able to take referrals from the North of England from 1st September 2022.

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Phone: 0161 701 2961

Frequency: 10 clinics a year (including transition clinics to Manchester Royal Infirmary)



Activity within the department spans the spectrum from basic science to clinical translational research. This incorporates important cross faculty collaborations within the University of Manchester in addition to partnerships within the wider the Academic Nephrology Network in Manchester. Research funding in excess of £6million has been awarded to members of the department over the past 3 years from the following funding agencies: NIHR, Wellcome Trust, MRC, BBSRC, Kidney Research UK, Kids Kidney Research and Kidneys for Life.


Departmental contacts

Charlotte Hudnott, Operational Manager, 0161 701 6781
Joan Shiels, Renal Unit Administrator, 0161 701 2161
Dr Amrit Kaur, Clinical Lead, 0161 701 2161

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Specialist interests

Dr Christian Brix:                     Transplantation, nephrotic syndrome

Dr Amrit Kaur:                         CKD, dialysis, cystinosis, renal metabolic diseases, transition

Professor Rachel Lennon:       Alport syndrome, AKI, research (glomerular cell biology)

Dr Nick Plant:                          Transplantation, urodynamics, tuberous sclerosis, vasculitis, antenatal counselling

Dr Mohan Shenoy:                  Transplantation, hypertension, renal stones, vasculitis, antenatal counselling

Dr Dean Wallace:                    CKD, dialysis, home haemodialysis, bladder dysfunction

Professor Nick Webb              (Honorary Consultant), transplantation, research

Professor Adrian Woolf:         Renal genetics, research (urinary tract development)


Further information

Further clinical information, research and social media activity can be found with the following links.

Twitter; @nephrology_RMCH

Instagram; @dept_nephrology_rmch



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  • Dr Amrit Kaur - Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology and Clinical lead
  • Professor Rachel Lennon - Professor of Nephrology, Honorary Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist and Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science
  • Dr Nick Plant - Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
  • Dr Mohan Shenoy - Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
  • Dr Dean Wallace - Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
  • Professor Adrian S Woolf - Professor of Paediatric Science, School of Biology, University of Manchester, and Honorary Consultant in Nephrology, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital; and Honorary Professor, University College London.