The Shared Haemodialysis Care Course

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

Course format

  • 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"

An Award-winning Training Course

The Shared Care Course team accepting their Training Journal Award, 2013
The Shared Care Course won the Training Journal Award in 2013


Please contact Tania Barnes for details


Course Times and Directions

Start and finish times for the course days and directions to the BBraun offices

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