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moving home

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:29 pm
by chrisb
I am considering moving to a different part of the UK and am wondering if I must 'sign up' with the renal department in that area BEFORE I make housing etc., arrangemens.

Re: moving home

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:38 am
by SKM23435
No you move house first.
Register with a GP. They refer you to the local renal department who will then be able to get the notes from your old department if required. You could if you like alert your current department that you were about to move. A helpful consultant may then write a more detailed letter than usual about you in Responce to your clinic visit sending you a copy. You can then take this to your new renal consultant on your first appointment.

It may be worth registering with "patient view" if your current hospital participates. You will then in effect have copies of your blood tests to take with you also.

Good luck with the house hunting/move.

Re: moving home

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:03 am
by chrisb
Thank you for your advice it was very concise. I al ready registered with patient view so hopefully it will also be available when I move. Thanks again

Re: moving home

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:10 am
by SKM23435
The flaw in my advice was - I was assuming you were not on dialysis. I can't remember where you are on your renal journey.
If you are on dialysis I guess you need to discuss the process of transfer with your dialysis unit. I'd mention what you are planning and they should tell you the best way to proceed and transfer your care.

Re: moving home

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:27 am
by chrisb
Ok thanks yes I am on HD