Travelling with CKD

Everything you need to know to plan worry-free time away from home if you're living with kidney disease, including advice about UK breaks, international travel, medical travel insurance and Kidney Care UK holiday grants.

CKD and travel

Dialysis Away from Base (DAFB)

Holidays and respite breaks can help to reduce stress and improve mental wellbeing. However, if you need dialysis, there are certain things to consider when organising a holiday, or any kind of travelling away from home.
Your guide to DAFB
  • Top tips for travelling on dialysis

    Top tips for UK travel while on dialysis to help make your holiday or trip run as smoothly as possible.

  • Organising dialysis away from base: what you need to know

    Being able to get away for a holiday or break is something many of us take for granted, but kidney failure and organising dialysis away from base (DAFB) can be complicated and difficult. We asked Laura Gleadell, Managing Director at Kidney Care UK Dialysis Freedom, to share her advice.

  • 4 of the best UK holiday dialysis locations

    Dialysis can make a trip feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Not only can you get support in booking a break, but these UK dialysis centres have been specifically set up for holiday-goers and those taking a respite break.

Planning a holiday abroad: your guide

You can travel abroad if you are living with kidney disease, but you'll need to plan ahead to make sure you have a safe, relaxing break. We answer your questions about travelling with CKD or as a transplant recipient.
Planning a holiday when you are living with CKD

Travel insurance for kidney patients

Travel insurance is important for anyone travelling, but getting a quote for travel insurance can be challenging if you live with a chronic condition. We share some tips to help you find the right UK medical travel insurance policy for you.
Travel insurance for kidney patients

Explore your dialysis centre options

The Kidney Care UK Dialysis Freedom map shows every dialysis centre location in the UK so it's really easy to find your next UK holiday destination.

Find your holiday dialysis centre now
Eating out with CKD

Choose kidney friendly meals in the UK or abroad

From restaurants, to cafes, to takeaways: your guide to choosing the best menu options for you.
Eating out and taking out with CKD