Coronavirus - Index and Overview for renal patients

We've produced this checklist to help you find all the information we have on our site as well as other important sites. Please let us know if there is anything that you think we've missed, any questions have or issues you are facing. Finally do let us know whether this is useful. It's always good to know if we are hitting the mark with our support.


Here are the things that you must do:

  • If you are eligible, ensure that the government can provide services to you by registering at: or calling 0800 0288327.
  • Read and act on the information in the letter from the NHS. It contains important information that is NOT written elsewhere.
  • If you need help call you council community hub.
  • Follow these steps if you think you have COVID-19 (coronavirus)
  • If you have a hospital appointment in the next week ring ahead to confirm that it is still taking place
  • Continue to attend your dialysis sessions as instructed by the renal team.
  • Continue to use the NHS if you feel unwell. They are still there for you emergencies.



Isolating due to your vulnerability to coronavirus

  • Those considered extremely vulnerable and what support can they expect.
  • Letters and texts sent by the NHS to extremely vulnerable people.
  • Where to get help in an emergency.
  • Guidelines for patients
  • Guidelines for those living with someone who is shielding
  • Keeping yourself busy and active
  • Looking after your mental health


Support for shopping, medication and other essentials

  • Getting help while at home. Support Networks.
  • Ordering online supermarket shopping
  • Getting repeat prescriptions
  • Getting hold of cash to pay people.


Money worries

  • Benefits
  • Kidney Care UK Grants
  • Mortgage, Rent, credit card, utility company issues
  • Utility bills and meters
  • Salary, sick pay and medical
  • Government grants for the self-employed & business owners


Medical advice on coronavirus

  • What to do if you have the symptoms of coronavirus
  • What to do if you feel ill.
  • How to keep safe.
  • Medical information for renal patients


St George's Hospital information about coronavirus

  • Updates from the renal team at St George's hospital
    • transplantation suspension
    • dialysis changes
    • transport
    • outpatient appointments
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Isolating
    • Appointments
    • Illness
    • Hospital preparations including visiting
    • General


Trusted information about coronavirus

  • Government information
  • The NHS
  • World Health Organisation
  • BBC
  • Kidney Care UK
  • How to spot and avoid spreading fake news.


I have questions or issues not covered here or elsewhere on your website. What should I do?

We have tried to anticipate all your questions but I'm sure we've missed a few. If this article and the others we have written don't answer the question or issue you have then please get in touch by emailing us at


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