As part of the Health Foundation’s second scaling up improvement programme we provided coaching and tailored advice to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support them extend their shared haemodialysis care model to 19 trusts.
Most dialysis patients spend many hours every week in hospital but engage little in their own treatment. Shared haemodialysis care supports patients in dialysis units to be increasingly involved in their own treatment – leading to a better quality of life and more patients having the confidence to choose home dialysis too.
As part of the scaling up programme 12 learning events were held with the participating trusts – involving 120 staff members and 13 patients. Tools such as a roadmap, toolkit, sustainability plans and a website have been developed to support the programme. More than 2,000 patients have now benefitted from being more involved in their care across the 19 organisations.
Find out more about the Health Foundation’s programme here https://www.health.org.uk/improvement-projects/implementing-a-programme-of-shared-haemodialysis-care
Find out more about the project at https://www.shareddialysis-care.org.uk