Anne's Story

On the 3rd of February 2017 we had the pleasure of meeting Anne Perkins and the staff of the Heeley Heamodialysis unit in Sheffield - this is her story.

1st Learning Event for SHAREHD Takes Place

The first Learning Event for the SHAREHD programme took place at the CIRCLE in Sheffield on Wednesday 18th January. 

Shared Care Course Receives BKPA Grant

The Shared Haemodialysis Care Course has received a 2-year funding grant from the British Kidney Patient Association, which will allow the course to continue as free for participants.

Manchester First to Recruit 50 SHAREHD Study Patients

Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the first in the country to hit haemodialysis study recruitment target. 

1st SHAREHD Newsletter Released

​This is the very first SHAREHD programme newsletter, for December 2016.

SHAREHD Issues Phase 1 Health Foundation Report

The SHAREHD programme issued its first 6 month report to the Health Foundation on 17th October.

David's Story

Hear David's story about the impact shared haemodialysis care at the Northern General Hospital had on his life. 

9th Annual Dialysis Conference

UK's most successful Annual Dialysis meeting is being hosted at The Lowry in Manchester on the 29th and 30th of September 2016 

A Staff Member's Story

A health care worker tells their story of first encountering Shared Care. 

Joint Enterprise Wins Award to Scale up Shared Haemodialysis Care Improvement

A project designed to help patients on haemodialysis (HD) has been selected to be part of The Health Foundation's £3.5 million Scaling Up Improvement programme. 

Watch Talks from the 2015 Shared Haemodialysis Care Learning Event

Talks from the 4th Shared Haemodialysis Care Learning Event are now available to watch online. 

Michael's Story

Home dialysis patient Michael discusses how Shared Care has helped give him a better quality of life 

Why do Home Haemodialysis?

Paul Swift, a home haemodialysis patient from Australia, discusses his experiences of home haemodialysis. 

Staying Safe on Home Haemodialysis

As it should be and as it really is. 

How to Button Hole an AV Fistula

My name is Pauline, dialysis access nurse in York Hospital, UK. In this short video I will show you how to buttonhole a fistula. 

Going Home With a Dialysis Machine: It’s Like ‘Learning to Drive’

What's it like starting out on home haemodialysis (HHD)? A team in London have been visiting HHD patients and their families to better understand their experiences of HHD. Their focus has been on how the design of the haemodialysis machine helps or hinders patients and carers, and how people stay safe at home. Although every individual and family is different, and may have received different training and be using any one of several different machines, there were many common themes that emerged across all 19 participating families. 

Kidney Health Australia Home Dialysis Newsletters

For Health Professionals and those affected by kidney disease. 

Can Patient Experience Enhance Current Measures of Quality of Haemodialysis

Currently the quality of dialysis treatment is based on measures that doctors think are important, including the results of blood tests, blood pressure results and how long patients live on dialysis. 

A Physician's Perspective on Jonkoping Self Care Unit

York Nephrologist's Report on Jonkoping Self Care Haemodialysis Unit Visit, October 2011 

A Nursing Perspective of Jonkoping Self Care Unit

Jonkoping Ryhov Hospital caters for a population of approximately 140,000 and the hospital provide an acute and chronic service to its inhabitants. The Renal unit is set within the grounds of the hospital that appears to provide acute and chronic services. The renal unit cost £500,000 to build and comprises of a 12 station haemodialysis unit, a PD unit that currently has approximately 21 patients at home and a self care unit.