Guys Hospital

Location: Great Maze Pond, London

Guy's Hospital is a large NHS hospital in the borough of Southwark in central London. It is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and one of the institutions that comprise the King's Health Partners, an academic health science centre. It is a large teaching hospital and is, with St Thomas' Hospital and King's College Hospital, the location of King's College London School of Medicine. The Tower Wing is the world's second tallest hospital building, standing at 148.65 metres with 34 floors.

Dedication to provide high quality, personal care for all our patients is at the heart of everything that we do.  We provide a full range of services for local residents as well as specialist services for patients from further afield.  Our care takes place in two of London's best-known teaching hospitals, Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital, where Evelina London Children's Hospital is also located. We provide community care in health centres for residents of Lambeth and Southwark.

We are part of King’s Health Partners, one of only six academic health sciences centres in the UK. 


Mr Chris Callaghan

Transplant Post:

1 x Renal/Pancreas post

Organ Detail:

Renal/Pancreas Transplantation

Opportunities on the unit:

This is a busy unit which performs 250-275 adult kidney transplants per year in total (100-150 deceased donors; 100 or so live donor kidneys), 30-50 paediatric kidney transplants, 100 hand assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomies, 20-30 pancreas transplants and 400 vascular access procedures per year. Although there is a large number of trainees (up to 10), there is sufficient exposure of trainees to cases. Training is based on gradual acquisition of competence and is sufficiently flexible to be tailored to the interests of the trainee. There is a formal education program that includes weekly meetings, led by the trainees, with supervision by the consultants. Each consultant is responsible for an aspect of training and regular feedback is incorporated in the training processes. Trainees are exposed to all aspects of transplantation, including assessment of living donors and recipients, vascular access surgery, living donor surgery, transplant surgery, post-transplant in-hospital management, including ward rounds with nephrologists and post-transplant clinics, including management of immunosuppression. The unit is not part of the national deceased donor retrieval surgery program, but there is an informal arrangement with King’s by which the trainees can gain experience in deceased donor procurement surgery. Research is well supported, and trainees are encouraged to present at conferences and publish.