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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 Kidney Care UK.

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

The four day (face to face) course in Sheffield is suspended due to the current restrictions on the venue and travel.

The new virtual course is running for the foreseeable future enabling and supporting haemodialysis units to learn and share knowledge and experience together via Microsoft Teams.

The new two day RCN accredited format aims to provide you with the information and direction  to develop a plan with your team to initiate or rejuvenate your Shared Haemodialysis Care programmes. Using the experience  and support from other teams , the expertise of the course lead and the established shared care resources, we can help you to make improvements to directly benefit your patients.

You will be expected to complete an assessment of your current practice and views along with some personal reflections using a course journal. Following the first study day you will try out your ideas and plans for reporting back on day two a month later. Measurement of impact will be followed up post course. Patients are welcomed to join as one or two of your team members to support a partnership approach from the outset.

If you are a team of between 2 and 5 with
managerial support and a unit commitment to either commencing or continuing to improve your Shared Care programme, please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"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 won the Training Journal Award in 2013

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