GP Info

This section is aimed at primary care and other physicians who might make referrals to a renal unit.  EdRenINFO contains information about kidney diseases for patients, doctors and all medical staff. The EdRen HANDBOOK contains information aimed primarily at hospital doctors about immediate management of renal problems. is a shortcut to this page.

The EdRen textbook (at has short guides on:

  • Haemodialysis patients – including ‘the sick dialysis patient’
  • Peritoneal dialysis patients
  • Transplant patients – including ‘the sick transplant patient’

If the pages below don’t answer your question, GPs in Lothian and the Scottish Borders can ask questions via our renal advice line at we aim to reply within 48hrs.

Topics with pages elsewhere in EdRen

PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) – with the arrival of a new treatment (Tolvaptan) for some patients with PKD, we’ve generated new info at and linked from

Topics with their own pages here