Dr Janet Hegarty on Shared Care and its Impact

Recently we held a morning workshop to discuss something called ‘shared care’ in haemodialysis. Shared haemodialysis care has been called a ‘half-way house’ between hospital dialysis and home haemodialysis, offering you as a haemodialysis patient the opportunity to manage some of your treatment for yourself, with the support of clinical staff where you need it.[…]

Renal Outpatients Update – Annette and Julie

Hi! We are Annette and Julie – we are the nurses that manage the renal outpatient department. We would just like to let you know about the fantastic changes and improvements we have made recently. We are all aware that people who visit the department have varying degrees of kidney problems. For the majority of people[…]

Complementary Therapy Blog: April-June 2017

Hi everyone, I attended in April the National Kidney Federation (NKF) KPA Day/AGM in Birmingham. We showcased the service to representatives of KPAs across the country and I gave a presentation on the service and its progress. I was so nervous when doing my presentation but I must have done ok as this led to[…]