Renal failure has a major impact on quality of life and survival. Most dialysis patients spend hours every week in hospital but engage little in their own treatment.
SHAREHD is a Health Foundation-funded programme that aims to support patients receiving haemodialysis (HD) treatment in hospital to be more independent and confident in participating in aspects of their own haemodialysis care.
There is considerable evidence that greater patient engagement and helping people to manage their own health is associated with better outcomes across a range of medical conditions. Together with the project partners, including Kidney Research UK, and a collaborative of 12 dialysis centres in England, SHAREHD plans to extend the learning from local initiatives and the Yorkshire and Humber Shared Haemodialysis Care programme to build a body of evidence that can support a nationwide change towards better patient choice.
You can now see a short film about the project here.
NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative
STH NHS Foundation Trust
i100, Department of Medical Physics
Royal Hallamshire Hospital