The first Shared Haemodialysis Care Course began in September 2011, designed by Renal Matrons Melinda Howard from York and Christine Stubbs from Sheffield. It was funded by the Health Foundation and NHS Kidney Care to change relationships between Patients and Health care staff. It has since been funded through a regional innovation grant and currently by the British Kidney Patients Associated (BKPA).
Aims of the Course
Demonstrate the benefits for both patients and staff of Shared Haemodialysis Care
Equip staff with the understanding, practical support and motivation to change or enhance their current ways of working to promote a shared care environment
Provide a framework within which practice can be tailored to individual units
Facilitate a network providing ongoing support, encouragement, professional development and sharing of effective practice
- 4 day course over a period of 5-6 months.
- A gap of two weeks between the first two study days.
- The 4th study day is planned 4 months later. This is a called the Review day and patients and their partners are also invited.
- Cohort groups range between 12 and 16 delegates.
We welcome any grade or member of staff that works directly with Haemodialysis patients
" I have learned something about myself as well as how to help patients to do shared care"