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Oxford Kidney Unit

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Our research involves patients with all stages of kidney disease and transplantation.

These include:

  • Pre-dialysis
  • Haemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Kidney transplantation

We conduct a diverse range of studies including clinical trials and observational studies.

Our team strives for excellence by supporting and conducting early phase research projects to develop new treatments helping to improve the quality of life for patients experiencing kidney problems.

Research helps find, develop and improve treatments for renal patients.

Oxford Kidney Unit works closely with:

Also our satellite units:

Many members of our staff are also members of University departments, including the Nuffield Department of Medicine, the Nuffield Department of Population Health and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.

Studies currently recruiting



The aim of this study is to see if the type of anaesthetic technique used to numb the arm during surgery affects whether or not a fistula fails. You will be allocated at random (like tossing a coin) to receive one of two types of anaesthetic: local or regional ('block').

Neither of these techniques are new and both are commonly performed for fistula surgery. Following discharge, two additional study visits will be scheduled to check on your fistula (at three months and 12 months after your operation).


Eledon AT1501 Transplant trial

AFiRM - AFiRM Study

Wrapsody WAVE - Dialysis access trial

Rapid Protection - COVID-19 trail.

We are doing this study to learn more about how patients with hyperkalaemia (HK) are treated for this condition.

The UK Calciphylaxis Study


TWO Study

NKP1 – Transplant trial

Studies in follow-up

Contact us

For information about any of our work please contact our Research Nurse Team.


Tel: 01865 225781 / 225360

Last reviewed:30 March 2023