Kidney Care Appeal

About us

The Leicester Kidney Research Team

Who we are
The John Walls Renal Unit at Leicester General Hospital provides care for people with kidney disease in Leicestershire and Rutland, and in adjacent parts of the East Midlands. We also have a world-class kidney research centre, with a group of research doctors, scientists, nurses and other health professionals who are dedicated to improving the lives of people with kidney disease.

Some of our research work is done in our research laboratory (part of the University of Leicester Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation) where we use the latest scientific techniques to study the reasons why kidney disease happens, how it gets worse, and what treatments we might be able to develop to prevent it.

Some of our research work is directly with patients. For example, we are introducing exercise programmes for people with kidney disease and those on dialysis, and studying how this can improve their health and lifestyle.

UPDATED: 30th March 2009
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