Renal Medicine

Welcome to the UCLPartners (UCLP) Renal Medicine training programme. UCLP is one of five accredited academic health science systems (AHSSs) in the UK and aims to translate cutting-edge research, education and innovation in care delivery into measurable health gain for patients and populations. It comprises of over 15 Trusts and 4 universities including UCL and Queen Mary University. It provides comprehensive and varied training opportunities in all aspects of renal medicine. It is a popular and successful training programme. We can provide for those also with additional interests in research, education and training and teaching.

We have a responsive and well trained team of Educational Supervisors who are fully engaged in training. We have an active registrar community with excellent training days.

We anticipate that not only would you leave the programme fully trained in all aspects of the curriculum but may also be given the opportunities to gain any additional skills making you very well positioned in the competitive market of renal consultant posts.

We hope you have a productive and enjoyable time and finish the programme feeling well trained. For more detailed information on the Renal Specialty training programme, please download the Prospectus which can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chair

Dr Katy Bennett-Richards

Chair of the Renal Medicine TPMC and TPD

Consultant Nephrologist at The Royal London Hospital

Training Programme Directors (TPDs)


Dr Katy

Trainee representatives

Dr Sai Duraisingham

Trainee Rep


Dr Maryam Khosravi 

Trainee Rep


Dr Ben Oliveira

Trainee Rep


Training at UCLPartners (A trainee representatives perspective)

Renal Training in UCLPartners

The programme for Renal Medicine at UCLPartners offers a great opportunity to train in two internationally recognised centres for nephrology and transplantation, as well as in several other institutions. The rotations provides a great scope of exposure to all aspects of nephrology, encompassing chronic kidney disease, peritoneal dialysis, haemodialysis, transplantation and supportive care. Great care is taken to ensure all trainees have adequate experience in all these areas to ensure comprehensive training is provided. In addition trainees are strongly encouraged to pursue areas of their own interest, with many research opportunities available and support offered for those wishing to undergo an out or programme experience. Regular registrar training days as well as internal teaching opportunities mean frequent contact with other trainees and consultants across UCLP providing a friendly, supportive and educational environment in which to train.

UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)


T  020 3108 2323

Healthcare Education Team at Health Education England


T  020 7866 3219

Rotations & Local Education Providers (LEPs)

Renal only:

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Free Hospital) *

Barts Health NHS Trust (Royal London Hospital)

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (The Lister Hospital)

Renal & GIM:

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Basildon Hospital)

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (Broomfield Hospital)

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (The Lister Hospital)

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Southend Hospital)

GIM only:

Whittington Health

Barts Health NHS Trust (Whipps Cross Hospital)

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

* post includes acute transplant training – 6 months minimum transplant experience is required.

It is important to realise that you are appointed to the training programme as a whole, rather than to a particular post.  Posts usually run March to end February, or September to end August although changes are sometimes necessary mid-rotation, and will generally (but not always) be for 12 months.  You will be asked for your preference about 3 months in advance of rotation time. Allocation of posts is decided by the Training Programme Management Committee TPMC (formerly known as the Specialty Training Committee), and although individual trainees views are taken into account requests for specific training posts cannot be guaranteed. The decision of the TPMC is final. The decision is primarily based on training requirements of the individual.

Regional teaching information


There are currently 11 renal training days per year which map to the curriculum. These are complemented by a full range of renal training courses run in London for which you will be given full details (e.g. advanced nephrology, renal pathology, haemodialysis etc). If the required number of training days is not met, then an ARCP 2 will be issued, requiring further targeted training to be undertaken.  Attendance is expected even when in research.  Your trainee representatives will be able to inform you of the current training days. An attendance rate of 75% is expected. Any difficulty attending training days should be reported to your educational supervisor or TPD.

2017 Renal Teaching Programme

2016 Renal Teaching Programme

Out of Programme information


London Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education